Aug 26, 2012

A Hope Revealed by Karen Baney

Pain. Disappointment. Fear.

Life turned out differently than Mary Colter expected. With her abusive husband either missing or dead, and the ranch gone, she is left to raise her two children on her own. When a neighbor takes compassion on her, she finds her hope ignited—perhaps she can start over on her brother-in-law’s ranch in Arizona.

Warren Cahill is confronted with one problem after another in his new role as foreman of Colter Ranch. Missing cattle and hot-headed cowhands take most of his attention. When Mary arrives at the ranch, tensions rise and he finds himself in the middle of it.

Will Mary’s hope for a life free from abuse finally be realized? Can Warren move beyond his past to embrace a new hope?

Karen Baney, in addition to writing Christian historical fiction and contemporary novels, works as a Software Engineer.

When she’s not busy writing, she enjoys traveling the state of Arizona with her husband, exploring museums and the picturesque landscapes the state has to offer.

Her faith plays an important role both in her life and in her writing. Karen and her husband make their home in Gilbert, Arizona, with their two dogs. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

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The Prescott Pioneers series by Karen Baney is one of my favourite series as of late, and I have been looking forward to the fourth and final book, A Hope Revealed for quite some time.

This entire series is historical western fiction at it's finest. All four books follow the Anderson, Colter, and Larson families ... and their loves, their lives, their struggles, their hopes and dreams. The two Colter brothers, as different as night and day, are destined to come head to head in this final story.

Reuben Colter has a reputation of abuse and deceit, and he has apparently disappeared without a trace. His wife hopes with all her heart that he never returns. She strikes off for Arizona with her two young children, in hopes that her brother-in-law and his family will take them in. She has nowhere else to turn for help.

A Hope Revealed is filled with hard times, mystery, cattle rustling, kidnapping, and it's all balanced out with some sweet romance. Through it all, faith is central to most of the characters, and they remain strong in their faith in the midst of some horrible circumstances.

I love it when a book makes me sigh with contentment when it's all over. Thanks Karen ... for an amazing series, and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Disclosure: Review copy received courtesy of the author in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Janet. I read Karen Baney's contemporary awhile back. I'll have to check out her historical series. Many blessings, Emmly