Mar 10, 2011
Journey to Riverbend by Henry McLaughlin
Soon after arriving in Riverbend, Michael meets and falls for the stunning Rachel Stone while waiting for Sam to return from a business trip. Beautiful yet guarded, Rachel seems to be running from a past as dark as Michael’s.
When word reaches town that Sam has been kidnapped on the stagecoach home, Michael offers to join the search party formed by the local sheriff. With a budding romance behind him and a dangerous rescue ahead of him, he sets out on the trail, determined to complete his journey no matter the cost.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Journey to Riverbend is a historical romance to a certain degree, but could more accurately be classified as a western feud between evil and honor. Michael Archer is the new guy in town, and he has arrived to offer reconciliation on behalf of a young friend that was unjustly hanged for crimes he didn't commit.
Rachel Stone has a dark past of her own, and trusting a man is not in her plans. Yet she finds herself strangely drawn towards Michael. Their short friendship is interrupted when Michael joins a posse of lawmen, farmers and cowboys to rescue one of their own who has been kidnapped.
A great story of hope, forgiveness and God's provision even during the hard times, this book is written from a man's point of view. Some of the gunfights and violence were a bit much to handle, but in the midst of it all, the honor and faith of very strong characters influenced those around them.
If you love an action-packed story about the rough and rustic times of long ago, you will enjoy this story.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Journey to Riverbend through Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.