Wednesday, March 14, 2012
LOVE ON THE RANGE by Jessica Nelson
Gracelyn Riley's parents send her off to her uncle's ranch in Oregon when influenza hits Boston hard. Being an independent thinker and wanting to make her own way, she sees this as an opportunity to track down the illusive "Striker", get an interview and make a name for herself as a journalist. What she doesn't count on is falling for Trevor Cruz and the Oregon territory. Trevor works closely with her uncle and causes feelings to stir in her as never before. Trevor thinks Gracelyn needs to be a little less chatty, especially about God and "Striker". Despite that, Gracelyn tugs at his heart like no one else ever has. Keeping his identity a secret is paramount so a future with her cannot be. But Gracelyn is loaded with determination and won't stop until she's found "Striker".
This was a very good and interesting read. The setting is in 1918 so you have a story with a mix of horses and cars along with telephones and indoor plumbing which I found quite interesting. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters. I especially liked Trevor. He was rough and rugged but had a tenderness to him. Gracie was a full-of-life lady who came from high society but loved the freedom that Oregon brought. She was definitely a non-conformist but also tried to stay true to what the Lord required of her. It was her faith that made a difference in Trevor's life. One thing that stood out was that we can't blame God for the things people do. A very good point. Unfortunately people do. Love on the Range has some action, some suspense and a thoroughly enjoyable ending. You also learn a little about the origin of the FBI. A thank you goes to Harlequin who provided me with this complimentary copy through Netgalley for my review.
File Size: 480 KB
Print Length: 286 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals (April 1, 2012)