Author: Lynnette Bonner
Series: The Shepherd’s Heart #1
Release Date: July 2012
He’s different from any man she’s ever known.
However, she’s sworn never to risk her heart again.
Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone.
When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he’s as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.
Brooke’s new husband turns out to be kinder than any man has ever been. But then the unthinkable happens and she holds the key that might save innocent lives but destroy Sky all in one fell swoop. It’s a choice too unbearable to contemplate…but a choice that must be made.
A thirsty soul. Alluring hope. An Oasis of love.
Step into a day when outlaws ran free, the land was wild, and guns blazed at the drop of a hat.
Overall I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters in this book drew me, the minor characters as well as the minor characters. I look forward to someday reading the other books in the series, since they feature the stories of some of the minor characters that I grew to love through reading this book.
This book touches on a number of social issues, including abuse. There is also some violence and gore in the book. Because of these things, I feel this book is more appropriate for people at least in there mid-teens.
This is a Christian book, and I enjoyed seeing how this influenced the characters. The one thing the really rubbed me a little wrong was that the translation of the Bible that was used for the verses quoted in the book is a translation that is much newer than the time period of the book. I feel using a translation that was around back in the time the novel was set would be more appropriate.