Love's Rescue - Sierra Chronicles, Bk 1 Author:Tammy Barley A Dividing Conflict — In 1863, the War Between the States is dividing more than just a nation. To escape the conflict, Jessica Hale and her family flee their Kentucky homestead and head for the Nevada Territory. Her brother, Ambrose, committed to the Confederates, rejoins the Kentucky militia and is disowned by his father. But the worst is yet to... more » come.
The Heroic Kidnapper
When Unionists presume the family to be Confederate sympathizers, they set a devastating fire to their home. All alone and then "kidnapped" by cattleman Jake Bennett, Jessica is taken to a ranch deep in the Sierra Nevada wilderness. But, can Jessica overcome her resentment toward Jake for failing to save her family?
The Depths of Love
When Jake launches a plan to help Jessica's brother escape from prison camp, she sees him for the honest, good-hearted Christian man that he is and now knows the depth of his love for her. Through the lingering smoke and smoldering ashes from her ruined home and murdered family, will Jessica see a future with Jake?« less
Set in 1863 during the Civil War, the conflict between the Confederates and Unionists is evident even across the country in the Nevada Territory. A book that explains not only war facts, but the history of the people's relationship with the native tribes.
The main character Jessica's story will capture your heart and mind. Finishing this story was on the four front of my mind during the times I couldn't be reading it. Though a little slow to me in the beginning, the end more than makes up for it! Jessica's tenacity gets her into many scrapes, but her rescuer is always there to help her out!
This book was extra interesting to me as it is set in a territory that I am familiar with in modern times so to hear about it during Civil War times just intrigued me. Also the ranch life was interesting as the area I live in has ranching as a way of life so to read about the way they ranched in the old days was very interesting.