Christmas Awards 2011

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Only His

Only His by Elizabeth Lowell

Publisher: HarperCollins

Reissue: October 2009

ISBN: 978-0-06-180315-4

Pages: 400

Willow Moran is trying to leave what her life has become since the end of the Civil War. All she has left are her five Arabian horses and the knowledge that her brother is somewhere in the Colorado Rockies. Willow has also determined the best way to get her brother is to depend on a gunfighter to keep her safe until she can get to her brother. What she never expected was the attraction she feels for Caleb Black.

Caleb Black is just like the land he so loves, wild and unpredictable and just as hard as the mountains he loves. Caleb believes in vengeance and taking care of those that are unable to protect themselves. Caleb doesn’t think that a gentle southern bred woman has what it takes to survive in the Rockies until he gets to really know Willow and she shows him just how capable she really is.

Willow knows that even with all the differences between her and Caleb that Caleb is her destiny and she will fight whoever she has to so that she can prove to him that she is right woman to stand beside him. First though Willow is going to have to find the brother she hasn’t seen in too long. Willow and Caleb are also going to have to overcome the perils that are in their path so that they can build the future together they both want.

This is a great western story and brings the west to life for the reader. The story brings to life what the country was going through after the Civil War and how the country moved west to get away from the memories of the war. The hero while coming across as a very hard man made that way by the land shows that underneath he is a good man that will do the right thing even at his own expense. The heroine gives a glimpse into what a lot of the women had to deal with while the war was being fought and how the women found ways to survive and make their lives better after the war. This is a very good story that is worth getting and reading.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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