Heartwarming story of courage, love and healing between a widow and warrior.
This story is set in the Ohio wilderness during the mid 1700's. It shows what great strength was required of a person just to survive everyday on the frontier.
From Publishers Weekly
Sexy, sensitive and resourceful frontiersman Nicholas Kenleigh, Clare's gloriously larger-than-life hero, will seduce readers as he wins the heart of young widow Elspeth Stewart. Elspeth is eight months pregnant and struggling to survive without the help of a man when a wounded Nicholas comes along and demands her aid. Smart enough not to say no to a scruffy-looking trapper with a revolver, Elspeth takes him in, tends to his wound and then ties him up for her own protection. What follows is a taut, sensual adventure during which the two protagonists find love and discover that braving the many hardships of the frontier (and the dark corners of their pasts) is best done together. Through her tight plotting and deft descriptions of the Ohio wilderness, Clare keeps the suspense level high. As her characters state often throughout, the first rule of the frontier is survival, and Clare does an excellent job of depicting the constant struggle to stay alive.
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I read this book without knowing it was the third in a trilogy. A story of a pregnant widow left alone in the wilderness and the wounded stranger whose life she saved. This was a very good read. A keeper for sure.
I am not one for this type of book. I go for Regency and England/Scotland Historicals. I got this book in a box of others and read it while extremely bored one evening. I couldn't put it down. The romance is only a small aspect of this beautifully woven story. I lost the book in a move and was very depressed. I have read it more times than I can count and still go back to read it again.
I liked the way this American-set historical romance really incorporated history into the story.
My new favorite author! I loved this book!
If you like american history you will love this book. Sweet story full of hardships, love, courage and trust. A great read.
Aw Pamela, you can tell a love story like no other! *sigh* Although this is not one of my favorites of the Clare clan, it is still a signature heart-stopping, can't put down, tears in your eyes, sigh worthy love story. Elspeth and Nicholas are both deeply scarred, yet believable and compassionate human beings. One can't help but fall in love right along with them. The scenes are real, sometimes uncomfortably so and the steam is intense, more than I usually like, but for a story-driven fan like myself, it just doesn't get any better.
A good read, but the last few chapters before the end drug a bit.
Awesome story and family trilogy!
Another steamy segment of the Blakewell/Kenleigh saga. I liked the book because the main characters were so well developed.
I did find it hard to believe Nicholas could have survived the Indian torture. And that method of torture was way more than I needed to know. Wow.
The way the two main characters discovered one another and then slowly grew to love each other was good. It's a stand alone book, yet previous characters are blended very nicely. Research was spot on. Accurate, detailed information about the conflict, the location and players.
This was a very good book.
This book was very good.I read it several times.