Monday, February 3, 2020

“Valentine Eliza” by Katie Wyatt
(Frontier Valentine Romance Series)

Eliza and her son had lived with her brother and his wife after the death of her first husband. But lately things had become extremely uncomfortable for her there. Her brother’s wife could not have children and decided that she wanted to raise Eliza’s son as her own. A marriage was arranged for Eliza, expecting that she would agree to marry the abusive man chosen for her and leave her son Tom behind.

Unwilling to do either of those things, Eliza accepted a marriage proposal from the Sheriff of Far Water Grove and fled her brother’s house in the middle of the night with her son. A part of her feared what she would find there, but anything had to be better than being forced into an abusive marriage and losing her son.

This was a very quick, easy read. I finished the book in one sitting. The story was quite sweet and had only minimal typos in the book. I enjoyed reading it, but there was one thing I would have liked to know more about. The author refers to those having fought or who were fighting in the war. I am assuming she was referring to the civil war, though it was not made clear. I would have liked to know for certain whether or not that was the war she was talking about. I also would have been interested in knowing which side the characters had fought on.

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