IF ONLY THEY HAD MARRIED, ALL THOSE YEARS AGO...
A RITA award winning novel.
Once upon a time, Elias and Sarah fell in love despite their warring families. On a dark and terrible night, the two were brutally separated, an act that carried tragic consequences for the young lovers. Sarah fled and for more than a decade, she and Elias have carried the dark secret that haunts them both.
Now Sarah is back in town, weary of the long war with her father and tired of running. She's not prepared for the bitterness in Eli's eyes, nor for the way her blood sizzles and her heart soars in his company. Nothing has changed. The love that burned them to cinders when they were young still carries enough heat to destroy them.
MEN OF THE LAND:
As untamed as the land they love, these rugged heroes are irresistible!
About the Author
Now living in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Barbara lives with her partner, Christopher Robin, a British endurance athlete and their collection of cats and dogs. She is an avid gardener, hiker, photographer and traveler who loves to take off at dawn to hike a 14er or head to a faraway land.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I read a Barbara Samuels or Barbara O'Neal book, I slow my rapid reading style way down, so I can enjoy every word. The descriptive landscape in the background is always part of the story. The characters are fully outlined and I visualize them as I read the story. Taos, new mexico is part of this story of star-crossed lovers. '
This book focuses on Elias Santiago and Sarah Greenwood who have a romantic history together as teens and now struggle to find a way to be with each other as adults despite the generations long feud between their families (reminiscent of Romeo & Juliet). I enjoyed the descriptions of Taos, NM, and the author's deft handling of the characters' emotions and interactions. This book absolutely left me breathless - beautifully written! Thanks to the Inner Circle for the copy of this book.
A story of family and relationships. An old feud, great family pride and love. What could possibly go wrong? The author has woven a beautiful story of heartbreak and pain and healing amid the backdrop of the New Mexico landscape. The characters' pain was palpable but not overwhelming to the story. They made mistakes and begged forgiveness. A very enjoyable read ** Free copy provided for the author's Inner Circle reader group. Opinions are my own.
This was a well-written, emotionally rich book. Sarah has returned to her home town after many years away. She has to face Elias, her first love, who she hasn't seen since their relationship was destroyed 12 years before. The descriptions of the landscape where they live, as well as the emotions and actions of all the characters, were vivid and lingered in my mind while I read. This was a great story. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.