Monday, June 14, 2010
A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Here's my review of Kim Sawyer's newest Historical Romance, A Hopeful Heart.
I very much enjoyed this book, A Hopeful Heart, which is the story of Tressa, an Eastern girl whose parents died a few years ago and left her to live with an aunt and uncle who didn’t love her or want her. They send her west, to a school that will teach Tressa to be a good wife to a rancher, as there are lots of eligible ranchers in the area but few prospects for wives.
I was drawn in by Tressa’s plight. She’s shy and rather incompetent at tasks she’d never had to learn while in her wealthy relatives’ home. I could sympathize with her not wanting to be thrust upon some man she barely knew to be his wife, feeling almost like she was being auctioned off. But she had little choice. She had to marry because she had no family or means to support herself. Such was the plight of many women of that time.
Kim Sawyer writes gentle love stories with tons of heart and true-to-life characters. I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to fans of sweet historical romance.
Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.