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- Print Length: 300 pages
- Publisher: River Ink Press (May 30, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y5VP3LF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,523,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Despite her genteel and comfortable upbringing at the home of her father, the well-known Don Armenta in 1800’s Alta California, nineteen-year-old Yoana has not had an easy life. Her father, renown for his excellent horses, has hated her since her mother’s death and will seldom speak with her. Today he made an exception. The young man who she was promised to at a very young age, Gabrio, has sent a letter breaking their engagement. She has gotten to know and love him over the years through their letters to each other, and she has been looking forward to their future marriage. With their engagement broken, she is destined to be trapped at the rancho.
Leya, her beloved Tia who raised her, is the only person who does love her. Of course, God does, as well, but she wants the love of a man, in the same way Leya, stolen and scarred by bandoleros when a young woman, has longed for human love. Yoana wants to ride her horse, taking Leya as chaperone, and two of the vaqueros as protectors due to the risk of bandoleros in the area. Yoana takes the high risk of running her horse, charges on a sudden downhill run overlooking a valley where a herd of her father’s horses are. A small group of rough men are with the horses. One shoots at one of the vaqueros, frightening her horse so badly she fell off. Both vaqueros are shot, and Yoana and Leya have been kidnapped.
Amado is with the bandoleros. He left his home and future when making a deathbed promise to his brother and is new to this rowdy band. He recognizes Leya and hopes she doesn’t recognize him. He then recognizes men on the hill who see the kidnapping, and knows he is in a world of trouble if they see who he is. He tries to get the bandit who grabbed the women let them go and let the one vaquero still alive return to where they came from – just take the herd of horses they came for. The evil man, with evil intentions, refuses. Amado has no choice but to join him in taking the women to the camp.
This well-written novel is at times beyond frightening, at other times reflect a strong, amazing faith in some of the worst circumstances a woman could find herself in. It shows the faith of a woman who has already endured horror in her youth at the hands of bandits, a faith that gets even stronger in the enemy’s camp. We see the power of God working in the heart of Amado, struggling with whether to keep his word or protect the women and in the heart of Yoana as she learns about trusting God in the hardest days. We also see the horror that the women who have lived in the camp for years have endured. When Yoana’s father refuses to pay a ransom for her, there is only worse to look forward to.
I am beyond impressed with this amazing story, want to read the next in series, and highly recommend it to those who appreciate Christian historical fiction in Mexico Territory in the early 1800’s with growing faith and the possibility of romance.
From a thankful heart: I received a complimentary copy of this novel; a review was not requested.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author from a giveaway on a blog. I was not required to write a review but have expressed my sincere thought.
Both the heroine and hero had unhappy and dangerous lives until both them and people close to them chose to forgive. I liked that even though Gabrio was in disguise he was loyal to his betrothed and saved her from dangerous situations several times. I was impressed with Leya's strong faith, even though life had not been good to her. I liked how Yoana was so spunky and how she taught the children in the midst of the bandolera camp.