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Beautiful Annie and her little brother are ambushed by the hired men of a neighboring rancher who covets the Devlin spread. During the fracas, Michael is seriously wounded and taken home by the Devlins so they can care for him. It doesn't take Michael long to realize that Annie and Robbie need some help. He also doesn't have any place he needs to be, and Annie Devlin sparks the first interest in life that Michael has had in a long time.
"Well, hell, Michael thought in wry chagrin, his body at taut attention. Looks like something works right after all."
Lorrie Farrelly crafts a romance between Michael and Annie that is full of homespun wit and humor. She makes the most of little jokes that play off Michael's southern twang, his adjustment to living among Union sympathizers, and victors versus losers in the game of war. Annie, Robbie and others teasingly don't let him forget for a second he was on the losing side.
"Don't know why I should be surprised by anything that woman does. God knows I haven't won a war yet."
They are a young couple, and both are experiencing their first, deep love. It is sensual and deceptively sweet. Farrelly is very talented in the way she portrays the pair in the earliest throes of physical lust; they just can't get enough of one another. I liked that even the tender moments kept me guessing and were suffused with humor.
Don't think for a second, though, that Michael is just a swain courting a girl. He comes across as an archetypal cowboy, sitting on a magnificent black stallion. He is on a quest for justice, but does it in a reserved, quiet and lethally intense manner. And every once in a while, Farrelly cuts his viciousness loose.
Annie and Robbie are great characters, too. She is one of those people who goes through life with a smile, and I liked her. Although the book starts out with her being savagely attacked, Annie's internal struggles are quieter than those of Michael. Michael is the one who grows and changes, and Annie and Robbie are the ones pulling him into the light. Robbie is ten years old, and is the appropriate mixture of bratty kid and responsible older child. Of course, before long he idolizes Michael - but what isn't there to idolize? Michael is surprised at his own fatherly reactions to Robbie.
"It's just...there for a minute...I opened my mouth, and my daddy just leapt on out."
I loved these characters, their romance, the suspenseful action that took a surprising twist and the sprinkles of good-natured humor. I'm glad I get to spend some more time with these people in the sequel, which I downloaded about ten seconds after I finished book one.
The plot follows the very real struggle of former Confederate Captain Michael Cantrell. As with many post-Civil War veterans, he’s unsure what to do with himself in a nation ripped apart by a war that left behind broken homes.
Michael ends up in Wind River Basin, Wyoming, where he suffers a severe gunshot wound while coming to the aid of a young woman, Annie Devlin, and her younger brother, Robbie. The siblings are running their small horse farm on their own while trying to keep their land from people with less than kind intentions. What plays out in the remaining pages of the book is a love story over the course of a year and a half. As he is nursed to health, Michael and Annie fall in love.
From the first page, Farrelly draws on the genuine emotions experienced during the era. The authentic dialogue spoken in choked whispers from the characters tug at your heartstrings and hooks you for the rest of the story.
Farrelly devises a narrative that illustrates the heartbreak of a man who pledges his life to a cause that was lost; he was a soul who had witnessed a lifetime of war and death. However, despite the tragedy, the story provides the hope that most veterans lose in trying to re-acclimate a peaceful life; the hope of finding your soulmate. Love becomes the anecdote to heal Michael’s battered heart. No matter how wild the West may be, love will lasso it again and again.
This author brings back to life an era that is long gone. "Terms of Surrender" is a brilliant historical Western romance with a healing love that is much needed in the aftermath of the destructive Civil War.
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It was a wonderful story it kept your interest and the love story was great