Betsy L. reviewed Alberta Brides: Unchained Hearts / The Heart Seeks a Home /Chastity's Angel / Crane's Bride on
I disliked this book. It poses as a romance, with stories that could have been interesting to me, but then threw in so many biblical passages and characters who were so strong in their faith and talked about it constantly that it completely made me tune out. Felt like I was sitting in church on Sunday, not reading a book for enjoyment.
It is a daunting role to be a woman in Canada's pioneer era. Finding a place to feel secure in body and soul is the challenge faced by four women: Chastity is afraid to become bride to a man who may leave at any moment. Maggie makes a desperate bride's vow to escape abuse. Lydia is willing to work for shelter to avoid becoming a bride. Abby is content with her role until she's kidnapped as a bride. Will these women find the comforts of home, or will happiness in the wilderness elude them?
About the Author
LINDA FORD draws on her own experiences living in the Canadian prairie and Rockies to paint wonderful adventures in romance and faith. She lives in Alberta, Canada, with her family, writing as much as her full-time job taking care of a parapelgic and four kids who are still at home will allow. Linda says, 'I thank God that He has given me a full, productive life and that I'm not bored. I thank Him for placing a little bit of the creative energy revealed in His creation into me, and I pray I might use my writing for His honor and glory.'