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Posted June 11, 2012
Mix a feminist heroine with an ex-Texas Ranger in the cultured society of 1848 Boston and you’ve got sparks. Good thing they are of the romantic kind. Tarin Worthington has tried to live by the words of her dying mother “Live your life for you, Tarin.” Spoiled by an indulgent and rich father, Tarin is used to getting her way and wants nothing more than to earn the right to enroll in medical school.
Lord Henry Worthington thinks his daughter’s wish to become a doctor is a passing phase and Tarin will drop her wishes once a suitable marriage is arranged. A shrewd businessman, he ensures his choice of a husband for his daughter will also benefit his import/export business prospects.
Still recovering from an Indian attack on the frontier, Rafe Sutherland returns to his Boston hometown to help his brother with the family shipping firm. The instant he sees Tarin at a soiree, he’s smitten. Desperate to ensure the stability of the failing company, he strikes a bargain with Worthington regarding marriage to Tarin, with no thought to the consequences should true feelings come into play.
Sophie Greyson has created two headstrong characters with opposing wishes who also can’t avoid the growing attraction distracting them from their life goals. Details of the social mores and economic worlds ring true and provide an interesting backdrop for this tumultuous relationship. Ms. Greyson keeps the tension high as impediments follow one after the other in keeping the young lovers apart. But a strong love and faith force Tarin and Rafe to finally face their futures are truly entwined. A surprise twist involving secondary characters at the end has this reader hoping Ms. Greyson is working on the sequel.
Posted May 12, 2012
As a young girl, Tarin Worthington's heart is forever scarred from watching her mother waste away and die of an illness. Although a beauty born into nobility, she vows to become a physician despite the fact that in the mid 1800's no woman is allowed to attend medical school. Rafe Sutherland is a handsome ex Texas Ranger with scars of his own, and not just on the inside. When they meet, they are instantly attracted to each other but their individual needs and goals seem to make a relationship between them impossible. Despite all, they fall in love only to have fate force them to decide between duty, love, and even life, itself. Ms. Greyson evokes a heart rending account of the mid 1800's, both good and bad, and of the struggle Tarin and Rafe go through in hopes of one day having that forever kind of love. This is one story you will not want to put down. Well done, Ms. Greyson!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.