In the aftermath of the Civil War, a young woman searches for her lost love at the edge of the West.
The Civil War has destroyed Sarah Montgomery’s marriage before it’s even begun.
After Sarah receives word that her fiancé, Rand Campbell, has been killed fighting for the Union, her brothers and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to Ben Croftner—despite her strong misgivings. But when Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive—and that Ben Croftner knew it—she indignantly breaks off the engagement and goes in search of Rand.
But Ben Croftner does not take rejection lightly—and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. When Sarah is abducted by her treacherous fiancé, Rand finally comes to her aid . . . only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and intends to take her there as his wife.
But could Sarah leave her dying father’s side for the love of her life? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?
My thoughts: I have mixed feelings about this book being split up into 6 segments. Don't get me wrong, a serialized story can be fun, but it seems like the description on each part will wind up giving most of the story away in the long run. At least, that is what I felt like happened in this part.
That said, I think the story is an interesting one, asking the question of what would change for a young woman who thought she lost her fiancée in the war, only to learn he is alive and that moving on with her life should of taken more time. I like Sarah and Rand, and the villain is quite despicable. It will be interesting to see how the story plays out!
I received this book from Lit fuse in exchange for my honest review.