Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
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Friday, April 4, 2014

The Horseman's Frontier Family by Karen Kirst

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Historical Book, The Horseman's Frontier Family. This book is the second book in the continuing series, Bridegroom Brothers. This book is written by Karen Kirst, I do love her work, and this one is no exception. It's hard to understand how three authors can keep all their facts straight and keep the characters with the same basic personalitys. I admire how they can do that.

Gideon Thornton was a broken man. He had married for the wrong reason and failed his wife. In consolation he showered all his love on his beautiful daughter until they both died of the influenza a year and a half ago. Now he has followed his two brothers to the Oklahoma Land Rush. The brothers and their friends had a map of the area and chose where they would build a town and where the best ranch land would be. Gideon's dream was a horse ranch, far enough from everyone to suffer in silence, alone; but eight days after the rush a widowed sister of his enemies, the Chaucer's came to his land claiming she had the right to his land and that he had stolen it from her dead husband. Gideon had tried to help her wounded husband and gone for help and left him alone. How could a man so near to death have replaced his stake?

Evelyn Montgomery's husband had died during the rush. His horse had fallen and rolled over on top of him. Now a widow, she has a son to care for. Her son was now mute and unable to cope, was it because of the loss of a father? A man who never cared for the boy or the fact they had left everything they knew? Her three brothers tell her the land her husband was killed on was hers. With the army and her brothers she goes to claim her land from the their horrible enemy, Gideon Thornton. All her life she has heard stories about how the Thornton's lied, cheated, and stole from them to make the Chaucer lose everything. It was their fault they were poor and broken. Coming from her dominate brothers and then from her husband, she believed the stories.

The army tells them they will have to both stay on the land and share it until they could go to court, the process could takes weeks or months. Evelyn's brothers bring her and her goods to the place and left her to fend for herself, warning her to stay away from their enemy. From the first day Gideon only tries to help her and her son. Drawn to the man, she soon learns that his gruff exterior was a cover for man that was grieving a great loss who had turned his back on God.

A great story, one mans journey back to God and one woman's journey to find truth. I know you will love the story. God bless you all and have a great weekend.

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