Thus begins Katherine Morgan’s latest release from Revell, A Heart Divided. This 1878 historical romance, set in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, involves a new twist on the family feud theme.
No love has been lost between the Caldwells and the Wainwrights. When Sara Caldwell’s father wants her to use her feminine whiles to distract the Wainwright’s hired hand while her brothers and their dad steal money they think is rightfully theirs, everything about the plan goes against her grain. But if the money will help fund medicine for her asthmatic younger brother she’ll do it.
When Sarah discovers this is no hired hand but Cord Wainwright, son of the ranch’s owner, she wants to die on the spot. And when he discovers the identity of the attractive young woman who had sidetracked him while the family’s cash reserves were lifted, he is furious and intends to teach her a lesson.
Sparks fly between them as well as a few of Cupid’s proverbial arrows. Caught in a huge misunderstanding that happened before either of them were born, they are faced with making decisions about their future that will likely cause the rift to deepen further.
Morgan’s writing, including her characterizations brings the reader in deep and close until you almost feel as though you are in the same room with Cord and Sarah. The author also has a wonderful ability to word paint, drawing the reader into the setting until you almost taste the dust and smell of the barn or the tart taste of apple cider right out of the barrel.
The back of the book says: Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan
This story has romance, the Wild West, a beautiful setting all placed in a fast-paced novel that will keep you turning pages. I really enjoyed reading it and I think you will also.
Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
Kathleen began her career writing contemporary romances and soon moved to historical and futuristic romances. She sold her first book, a futuristic romance, in April 1990 while stationed in Korea as an Army nurse. Additional romances soon followed, until she had sold a total of fifteen books in the general market, establishing a loyal readership along the way.
Since that time, she has received numerous awards for her work, including a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award and Career Achievement award, and The Literary Times award for Literary Excellence in the Field of Romantic Fiction. She was also a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist.
Kathleen now focuses her writing talents in the area of inspirational fiction, offering readers characters who struggle to redefine their growing faith in everyday life.
Kathleen's website can be accessed here.