Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blog Tour: A Heart Divided (Review)

Can two families, united by a fued, find themselves instead united by love?

The Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. 

When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far.

As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery--they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them?

Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan.

What I Thought
Wow. I really liked this book.

Honestly, when the book first arrived, I wasn't sure. I mean, it's a basic "Hatfields & McCoy" story, set in the Rocky Mountains. Really, when you get down to it, can you really find a unique way to tell this story.

The answer, apparently, is a resounding YES. I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.

Not only was it a great story - there are some twists and turns that give it a great "redemption" plot - but the strong characters and writing pulled me into the novel until the very last page.

I didn't want this book to end. I felt like I connected with Cord and Sarah through everything going on in their lives and how they chose to rise above the hatred and bitterness of their parents. The emotions were strong, and truly jumped off the pages through the dialogue and the characters.

On a scale of one to five, with five being the highest, I would give it a solid four. This book exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a solid novel to read this summer.

My only hope, at the end of this book, is that Morgan's next work expands the role of Nicholas - Cord's brother.

About The Author
Kathleen Morgan is the award-winning author of many novels, including those in the bestselling Brides of Culdee Creek series. She lives in Colorado.

Find out more about Morgan: http://www.kathleenmorgan.com/html/about_kathleen.html

Online Resources
Check it out at Revell Books (the publisher)
Kathleen Morgan's Website: http://www.kathleenmorgan.com
Buy A Heart Divided @ Amazon.com
Find A Heart Divided @ Barnes & Noble

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit www.RevellBooks.com.

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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