"When fate brings them together, they must choose between family ties and 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."
My Rating: Summer
With a stunning setting in the Rocky Mountains and characters that are unique, flawed, and fascinating, this book is a beautiful and mostly fast-paced read! The feuding of the mountain people reminds me a bit of Christy (the book by Catherine Marshall,which I haven't finished yet, as well as the T.V. series), and although it's a different mountain range, the mountain settings in both books are majestic.
But what really kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning was the romance. Sweet, exciting, and at times (especially the beginning) rather funny, the falling-in-love process is a pleasure to read about, although painful in some ways, too. And many of the secondary characters (like the hero's wise, handicapped brother; the heroine's adorable little brother; the kind housekeeper; and the understanding and charming sheriff) stole my heart, as well, with their protectiveness, endearments, and love.
Add in a dramatic plot, touching scenes, and powerful lessons on forgiveness, and A Heart Divided is a book to fall in love with!
*With thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*
“Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”