Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Love Forbidden - a review

When I come across a book that I can't wait to finish but then am sad as I turn the last page I know I have found a wonderful read.  That is exactly what I found in Kathleen Morgan's book, A Love Forbidden.  From page 1 to page 308 I was held captive as Ms. Morgan unveiled a beautiful love story between the young white girl, Shiloh and the half-breed, Jesse.  Their story was so poignant that I want to know more.  Since this is the second book in the Heart of the Rockies series, I'm hoping that in the next book of the series the author will include these two wonderful characters and let us readers peak into their lives once again.  There was plenty of conflict between the characters and I found myself rooting for them throughout their story.  I have always loved a book with good characterization and Ms. Morgan definitely created two very wonderful characters in Shiloh and Jesse.

A Love Forbidden begins when Shiloh Wainwright is 12 years old and Jesse Blackwater is 17 years old.  The reader is given the foundation of their early friendship and how their bond was severed.  By chapter two we are transported nine years into the future where Shiloh and Jesse find each other once again.  While they both struggle with their feelings for each other they are also facing struggles with the Ute Indians and the 'white man' wanting to push the Utes off of their land.

What I found was quite interesting about this book is that it was based on historical fact.  Ms. Morgan tied her characters into a story surrounding the Meeker Masacre of September 29, 1879.  She explains this in her Author's Notes in the back of the book.  It makes me want to delve into this period in history and learn more.

Anyone wanting to read a good Christian love story with plenty of tension and conflict A Love Forbidden  is a book I would highly recommend.

On a 5-star scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

*Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

I would like to thank Donna Hausler of Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for my review copy of A Love Forbidden.  I received my review copy for free in order to read it and give an honest of review which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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