Claiming Mariah Author:Pam Hillman In light of her father?s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father?s farm, the only home she?s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect h... more »is father?s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.
With the ranch now under Slade?s careful eye, he will unearth more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal and murder threatens more than the well-being of the ranch, endangering the lives of those who hold it dear. With days dwindling until the rest of the Donovan clan arrive to the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed alters their futures forever.« less
When her father dies, Mariah realizes that her family's ranch was bought with stolen gold, and the rightful owner is on his way to claim his property. Mariah and new owner Slade must deal with a cattle rustling scheme as they wait for Slade's family to arrive.
I like to read a good western once in a while, and this book did not disappoint. There was plenty of action and romance to keep the plot moving along, and I would like to read more by this author.
This was a heart-touching, western romance, which I very much enjoyed. It is a story that you will remember with a smile, long after youve read the last page. Mariah is a wonderful character with a heart for God and those who need love. She is someone that readers will want to emulate in their desire to be the person that God created them to be.
Slade is a man with a one-track minda mind to get back what he thinks belongs to him and his family. Hes kind of a bull-in-the-china shop kind of guyrough around the edges, to say the least. Little by little, the author allows us to see his true heart.
In addition to the romance, the author has written a good story with excitement and tense moments. If you like historical fiction in an Old West setting, dont miss reading Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman.