When schoolteacher Catherine Fane travels to rural Kentucky to fulfill her guardian's last wishes by burying the woman's body near the cabin where she lived years before, she unwittingly stirs a sleepy town into an ugly fervor. Although Catherine wasn't a blood relation, kindly Annie Fane had taken her in after her parents were mysteriously murdered. But the superstitious townsfolk of Camarune used to consider Annie a witch, and they immediately apply the label to Catherine as well, menacing the schoolteacher's plan to stay in the isolated cabin while she tries to make sense of her life. Then she meets Luke DePriest, the area's sexy sheriff, who tries to protect her, all while hunting a thief who's been leaving strange wooden carvings in the place of the goods he steals. When a deranged farmer shoots Catherine in the back, the townsfolk are jolted back to their senses, Luke and Catherine are forced to confront their love for each other, and Catherine finally discovers the long-lost truth of her past...Publisher's Weekly at Amazon.com
I thought this book was very, very good. In fact, it was so good, that I am going to get other Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala books. Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala in now another favorite author for me. I also love her writing and the way she makes the characters come to life. Believe me, if you buy this book, you WON'T be sorry. It is excellent.
This is a rerelease of Dinah McCall Book. Same title. I was disappointed that I had waited for this to be released and to find our I had already read it. It was a very good book the first time.
As a legacy of hatred erupts in a shattering moment of violence, a dying mother entrusts her newborn daughter to a caring stranger...Now, twenty-five years later, Catherine Fane has come home to Camarune, Kentucy, to bury the woman who raised her, bringing a blood feud to its searing conclusion.
This is a great quick read for a rainy day or any day--it's like the old McCoy and Hatfield feud but you just get so caught up in this story it is hard to put it down and I caught myself just letting my heart go out to these characters--all of them! What a great story!