Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman. Book #Review Through Litfuse

Claiming Mariah

After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.
With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he unearths more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal, and murder threatens the well-being of the ranch, endangering those who hold it dear. As the days dwindle until the rest of the Donovan clan arrives at the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed changes their futures forever.

MY THOUGHTS- Ever since hearing about this book, I was excited to review it. The plot sounded so interesting and I love a good historical. Needless to say, once I picked it up and started, I didn't put it down until the end. I even had someone else who wanted to read it at the same time:) The characters are so well written I fell in love with them immediately. Especially Mariah. Slade took me a little bit. I know he was hurting so he automatically lashed out at everybody but at the same point, so was Mariah. She just seemed so strong compared to him. Then about the middle of the book I fell in love with Slade too. My heart ached for him and his troubles, especially when you finish and find out what really happened all those years ago.

I really liked Mariah's grandmother as well. She is kinda quirky but also a well of wisdom and knowledge. Pam really brings to life the time period and the scenery. I love when an author pens the detail so well that you can see it. I can almost feel the dust and the heat but also see the beautiful mountains and valleys. Oh, and the gun fight? Spot on in detail and has you sitting on the edge of your seat! Okay, maybe not quite but very well written. Absolutely loved this book and can't wait to see what the author has in store for her readers. The end of the book has a sneak peak of the next novel and boy does it sound interesting. Wonderful job Pam!!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

1 comment:

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

Hey Charity! It's great to find another PBS swapper out here in the blog world! Great review! :)

Anna AKA Dancingqueen18

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