This is the 3rd book in the Montana Marriages series. Wade Sawyer was first introduced in the first book, Montana Rose, with his obsession over Cassie Dawson. He was the "villain" in that book, but at the end he found God and changed. In the second book, The Husband Tree, Wade is completely reformed and meets Glowing Sun, a white woman living with the Salish since her family died when she was 10. She had been kidnapped and Wade helped her return to her family.
Wade continues with his obsessive ways and stays near the Salish's summer camp site waiting for their return. He accepts he is being a little obsessive and vows to stay away, but still waits for her return. When he next sees her, her entire village has been murdered save her and her mother-in-law and one other young boy. Glowing Sun is blamed for the massacre since she is white, so she is rejected and forced to leave. Wade takes her in and vows to help her. She reluctantly accepts his help to find a place for her.
Again, I enjoyed the stories from Divide, Montana. I really liked the return of the characters from the first two books. I laughed when Silas had to keep repeating that Belle's name is Harden, not Tanner. Cassie is cute, but maybe a little too naive (she didn't know she was pregnant for the 3rd time while Red did? huh? not very believable).
I liked both Wade and Abby as individual characters, but I found the romance to be a bit weak for my liking. I just did not understand the attraction. It just didn't develop as well as I would have liked.
Overall, a good story that was developed and well written. I enjoy Mary Connealy's writing and look forward to reading more from her.
*I received this book from the publisher to review via netgalley.*