Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Claiming Mariah

After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.

With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he unearths more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal, and murder threatens the well-being of the ranch, endangering those who hold it dear. As the days dwindle until the rest of the Donovan clan arrives at the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed changes their futures forever.
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  • File Size: 3950 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414389752
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AEB3AKM

After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.

With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he unearths more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal, and murder threatens the well-being of the ranch, endangering those who hold it dear. As the days dwindle until the rest of the Donovan clan arrives at the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed changes their futures forever.

My Impressions:


I enjoyed this love story/drama novel. It had rich themes of forgiveness and mercy running through it and reliance on God as the source for your strength during difficult times. You are consistently reminded of God’s love and protection for His children and His desire to draw us nearer to Him. The book flowed nicely and gave ample attention to both sides of the story while keeping you engaged and wanting more. I truly felt drawn into the struggles and accomplishments of the frontier life of the 1800’s living through these well wrote characters. The book was a quick read, but entertaining and enjoyable all the way through.
 
About the Author: 

Pam Hillman: Award-winning author Pam Hillman writes inspirational fiction set in the turbulent times of the American West and the Gilded Age. Her debut novel, Stealing Jake, was a finalist in the International Digital Awards and the 2013 EPIC eBook Awards. Claiming Mariah, her second novel, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart. She lives in Mississippi with her husband and family. Visit her website atwww.pamhillman.com. 


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I received this book from RadiantLit and Tyndale House for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. - See more at: http://papertapepins.blogspot.com/2013/11/claiming-mariah-by-pam-hillman.html#sthash.zZM7CEbl.dpuf

 
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