11/05/2010

The Vigilante's Bride

Yvonne Harris
2010
Bethany House
Fiction/Historical

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Set in Montana Territory in 1884, we find young Emily McCarthy on a stage coach on her way to be married to a total stranger.  All arranged by the director of the orphanage where Emily was raised.  Now that she is of age, they need the room she lives in so arrangements have been made.  Emily is not happy about this at all, but has resigned herself to accepting it.
As she nears her destination, the stage is held up and robbed, and she is abducted after the "robber" finds out she is going to be married to Bart Axel, an older man who is rumored to have killed his last wife.  Emily does not react kindly to her "rescue" or her rescuer.
This is a fast paced story that will draw you in and having you anxious to read it all.   Full of danger, action and excitement you will not want to put down this book. You will sympathize with Emily as she tries to make sense of all the drama surrounding her, you will laugh at her antics as she tries to present a picture of a young woman in control of her destiny.  You will feel the pain of the rescuer, Luke as he comes to terms with his childhood hurts.  A truly marvelous, heart stirring story,  this is the first book I have read from this author and I hope it is not the last, I totally enjoyed her writing style.  Great book!
297 pages $14.99 US 5 stars
This book was provided for review purposes only by Bethany House Publishers. No payment was received for this review.

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