Angie Bartoli, possessed of a dark Italian beauty and its accompanying
fiery temper, stepped off the train at the Willow Creek depot in search of
the husband who had abandoned her ten years earlier. Upon finding him,
decked him with a punch worthy of a professional pugilist. And
that was before Angie had discovered that he'd been living with
another woman nearly all of that time, and has a family with her!
Sam Holland had
waited for years for this moment to come. Finally he could put the
past behind him, divorce his wife and move on with his life. But
things aren't going the way Sam had planned. He knew there might be
some enmity on Angie's part, but certainly didn't expect to be assaulted
by her! No longer the daughter of wealthy parents, Angie can't
afford to pay for their divorce. And Sam can't rustle up the funds
because he is saving up to pay for his young daughter's operation.
So a truce is called and a
plan is formed. Angie will live with Sam and
care for his young girls until they've put by enough money for both the operation and
the legal procedures. But the more time Angie spends with Sam and his girls,
the less she wants to get that divorce. If only she hadn't already
promised herself to another man!
worked for me:
I thought the hero and heroine seemed like real people, and reading about
their life in an
1800s mining town was very interesting.
Sometimes kids in
romance novels tend to be too cutesy for me, but the girls in this story
didn't come across that way at all.
The whole "blended family" scenario was pretty realistic.
Size-wise Angie didn't
seem to have many thoughts one way or the other about her nicely rounded
shape, but the hero certainly did!
What didn't work for me:
I found the way the hero and heroine clung so desperately to their pride
at the expense of their happiness to be terribly frustrating. I
think a prologue showing
the brief courtship and stormy breakup between Sam and Angie when they
were young would have helped make their anger more believable.
An enjoyable read for fans of Western Historical Romances.
Warning: There are a couple of sexy scenes in this book.
If you liked "The Bride of Willow
Creek" you might also enjoy "Wishes", "Beckett's
Birthright", "A Country
"Land of Dreams",
"No Ordinary Princess",
"The Bluebird and the Sparrow", or
Hero's Best Friend".
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