Monday, October 11, 2010
Book Review: Within My Heart
Within My Heart
By Tamera Alexander
Bethany House, 2010
English, 384 pgs.
Widow Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat and provide for her two young sons, though some days it feels as though her efforts are sabotaged at every turn. When her cattle come down with disease and her sons' lives are endangered, she must turn to Rand Brookston, Timber Ridge's physician and reluctant veterinarian. While Rachel appreciates his help, she squelches any feelings she might have for Rand--her own father was a doctor and his patients always took priority over his family. Rachel refuses to repeat the mistakes her mother made. But when she's courted by a wealthy client of the local resort, she faces a choice: self-sufficiency and security or the risk inherent in the deepest of loves.
This was a really engaging and refreshing read. I love the theme of overcoming fears as well as the "you're not what I thought you were" aspect. It's by no means surprising, you can guess what's going to happen. It was strange to have references to characters problems from the other books in the series. But that kinda makes me want to read the other books in the series! I wonder about what they're talking about!
A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for a review. No additional compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review.