I received an arc of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
We meet our hero as he and his brothers come across a burning cabin. Seeing the occupants have been murdered they scavenge what supplies they can. Upon discovering a child lived in the home, our hero, Iain, sets out to find him. Knowing what it’s like to lose his parents at the hands of thieves, he searches for the missing child only to discover our heroine, injured and hiding in a tree.
Emily, fled the cabin with her nephew, knowing she was leaving her sister and brother-in-law to a grim fate. Emily is grateful to the man who has offered her and her beloved nephew shelter but is reluctant to disclose any personal information as she fears her family were targeted by someone they left behind in England.
Because of injustices Iain and his family suffered at the hands of the English gentry, he is reluctant to trust Emily and desperate to fight his growing attraction. Will Emily share her secrets with the one man who could help her and will Iain overcome his prejudice for a Hea?
You will just have to read the book to find out.
This book is set in the American frontier, while I can not speak to the historical accuracy of this book, its detailed portrayal of life and death is a stark contrast to the romantic ideals often portrayed in Historical settings. The author does not shy away from the stark realities that were a part of life in the early days of the U.S.
The characters are endearing. I especially love Emily, who is not your typical society miss. She is intelligent and unafraid of hard work. Iain, what can I say, I love a Scottish brogue.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves western romances and intrigue.