By Tamera Alexander
This is the story of Rachel Boyd and Dr Rand Brookston. Rachel is a young widow who is struggling to keep her promise to her late husband and keep their ranch afloat while raising two small boys, one of whom has been causing much mischief. Though getting by with the help of this small community, Rachel is still hanging onto deep-rooted fears.
Rand Brookston is a doctor who has come west to set up a medical clinic in this small town, while hiding from his own fears.
Brought together by a medical emergency, these two must begin to learn to trust one another.
Set in post-civil war Colorado, this is a beautifully written piece of historical fiction. The characters are well developed and believable. The storyline draws you in and holds you until the end. The book was clearly very well researched and the struggles of the pioneers are brought to life.
I would have liked to have seen more Christian faith come through in this book, but overall it was a great story.
I must mention that I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes, but that in no way influenced my opinion of it.