Saturday, January 8, 2011

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander book review

Product Description
Widow Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat and provide for her two young sons, though some days it feels as though her efforts are sabotaged at every turn. When her cattle come down with disease and her sons' lives are endangered, she must turn to Rand Brookston, Timber Ridge's physician and reluctant veterinarian. While Rachel appreciates his help, she squelches any feelings she might have for Rand--her own father was a doctor and his patients always took priority over his family. Rachel refuses to repeat the mistakes her mother made. But when she's courted by a wealthy client of the local resort, she faces a choice: self-sufficiency and security or the risk inherent in the deepest of loves.
About the Author
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Franklin, Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and a silky terrier named Jack.
My Review
I have never read Tamera Alexanders book before reading Within My Heart and even though this was book 3 in the Timber Ridge Reflections I had no problem knowing what was going on or feeling like I missed something.
There were several times while reading the book I found myself wiping the tears away. This book is about giving forgiveness, learning to trust and second chances in love.
I plan on going to the library and reading the first two books in the series and recommend this book highly.

Thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for my honest opinion.