Thursday, March 01, 2018

Dreams of My Heart by Barbara J. Scott-GIVEAWAY

Song Stuck on the Brain: Trust and Obey. I've been teaching it to my 22-month-old nephew as we learn what it means to obey - and disobey. Time-outs have happened, but overall he's really good. :)

What a great new series! I've always been drawn to stories about marriage to a stranger - Mail-order brides, arranged marriages, marriages of necessity. I find the journey to love in these stores are more intense because the couple has more to lose. Especially in a period story, the option to walk away is less likely forcing them to face their issues and learn to struggle together.

In Dreams of My Heart, Kate and Buck find themselves in just such a position. Their personal histories complicate matters further, but I found their journey touching and inspiring. Historicals like this keep the genre alive and viable.


Can A Reluctant Bride and Her New Husband Fall in Love Despite Their Wounded Hearts?
Plucky Irish immigrant Kate O’Brien struggles to hang on to her brother’s homestead after his death in a suspicious cattle stampede. If she’s unable to pay off the loan that paid for her ticket to America, she will be forced to marry the banker’s rogue son, Rafe Hamilton.
When Kate is attacked by a drunken gang, salvation comes in the form of a total stranger—Texas cattleman Buck McKean. He drives the men off her ranch and spends the night in her cabin to keep her safe. However, his act of kindness poses a profound threat to her reputation, and the two marry to prevent the impending consequences.
Kate makes it clear to her new husband that because of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather, she’ll never allow another man to control her life. Left at the altar in Virginia City, Buck has made his own vow never to give his heart to another woman.
When Kate asks Buck for the unthinkable, her choice endangers both their lives.
Can God mend their hearts and save their love?


Barbara J. Scott: After more than twenty years spent acquiring and editing books by numerous bestselling Christian authors, Barbara Scott has returned to her true love—writing—with this first novel in the Reluctant Brides series. Barbara and her husband Mike live in the Nashville area, where sweet tea is a food staple, with their two Chihuahuas, Riley and Sissy, both rescued from puppy mills. Reading, writing, and research are her passions.

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carrie said...

Thanks for the great review. This sounds like an unusual marriage of necessity which makes this book so much more intriguing. Thanks for your stop on the blog tour.

April Erwin said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Carrie. Good luck in the giveaway! :)