Series: Montana Sky #5
Author: Debra Holland
Publication Date: October 27/15 by Montlake Romance
Genre: historical romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Reeling from the loss of his wife during childbirth, Erik Muth must find a nursing mother for his newborn daughter to survive. For their children’s sake, Erik and Antonia wed, starting a new life together on his farm on the prairie. But it’s no easy union. Antonia misunderstands Erik’s quiet personality. He finds her independence disconcerting. Both hide secrets that challenge their growing intimacy.
When Indians steal livestock from farms around Sweetwater Springs to feed their starving tribe, the outraged townsfolk demand retaliation. Erik and Antonia must work together to prevent a massacre. Will a marriage forged in loss blossom into love?
The characters in this novel are quite real & realistic. Their emotions seeped from the pages, drawing me to them. I felt for and with the main couple. Seeing them embrace their second chance at happiness after such devastating loss was fantastic. At the same time, the hardships that they faced broke my heart. Not only were the characters emotionally engaging, they were well developed and enjoyable characters that I really liked getting to know.
Once again Holland has charmed me with her eloquently put together novel. She presents a world in which I’d love to have lived while telling a tale that I thoroughly enjoyed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to those who enjoy historical romance that really represents the time period in question.