Monday, May 16, 2011

A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan

When fate brings them together, they must choose between family ties and love.

The Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far.

As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery--they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them?

Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan.

"Exceptional! Kathleen Morgan turns the classic feuding families plot into an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness. Her lyrical prose paints a vivid picture of life in the Rockies. A powerful story of love and the true meaning of family. A Heart Divided is a book to be savored again and again."--Amanda Cabot, author, Tomorrow's Garden

"Be still my heart--Kathleen Morgan is back, and she's better than ever! With deft writing, engaging characters, and a family feud that takes the Hatfields and McCoys to a whole new level, A Heart Divided is a powerful love story that will quicken your pulse and speak to your soul."--Julie Lessman, author, the Daughters of Boston series and A Hope Undaunted

"A well-crafted story of two hearts divided by vengeful fathers and feuding families that threaten to destroy true love. A Heart Divided is a thoroughly enjoyable romance set in the magnificent Colorado Rockies!"--Maggie Brendan, author, Heart of the West series

Here is my review of this incredible novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Kathleen Morgan and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Heart Divided" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“A Heart Divided” by Kathleen Morgan is the panoramic first installment in the Heart of the Rockies series. This western-flavored retelling of the age-old “family rivals fall in love” romance finds Cord Wainwright and Sarah Caldwell at odds because of the feud inspired by their last names. But the fire that burns between them singes the pages of this incredible novel.

When the Caldwells rob the Wainwright ranch, Sarah reluctantly participates by keeping Cord Wainwright “distracted”. When he spots her in town a few days later, he detains her so that she can be arrested. But the sheriff is out of town, so Cord must take her home with him so she doesn’t escape justice. But what develops between them has the potential to ignite a full-blown war between their families.
This beautifully written novel captures the breathtaking landscape and sets the reader’s heart fluttering. Each character is meticulously crafted, each situation painstakingly plotted. This is a thoroughly satisfying read.

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