Monday, May 21, 2012

A Forbidden Love - Reviewed

Moved by the desire for adventure and a yearning to help the Ute Indians, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. The new job, however, isn't what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in the cross fire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian Agent, and the unrealistic demands of the US government. Her unexpected encounter with Jesse Blackwater, an embittered half-breed Ute and childhood friend, only complicates matters as they battle their growing feelings for each other amidst the spiraling tensions threatening to explode into a catastrophic Indian uprising.
Set amongst the wilds of the Colorado Rockies in 1879, this is a tale of a forbidden love and a faith tested in the cauldron of intolerance and the harsh realities of life on the untamed frontier. Bestselling author Kathleen Morgan deftly explores themes of mercy, fidelity to one's beliefs despite what others think or do, and compassion for those different from oneself as she plumbs the depths of the human heart and the healing power of God's love.

My Thoughts:  Shiloh is drawn to Jessie when she sees him as a young girl. Her sister Jordan causes problems for Jessie from the beginning. 
When Shiloh accepts the teaching position with the White River Indian Agency she sees Jessie again. Shiloh being white and Jessie being a Ute creates unimaginable tension.  Nathan Meeker the agent for the White River Indian Agency was not friendly at all to the Ute's or trying to make things more compatible between the Ute's and the whites. 
I was horrified at the massacre, yet not surprised, because of Mr. Meeker's behavior. 
The romance between Shiloh and Jessie was breath-taking! Kathleen can write some kissing scenes that will take your breath away!
One thing I love about historical fiction is that I learn something I didn't learn in history class. I did not even know about the Meeker Massacre, and I know about it now. 
This is a book not to be missed!!!
Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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