Thursday, August 17, 2017

#BookReview - In His Eyes by Peggy L. Henderson

Title:  In His Eyes (Blemished Brides - Book 1)
Author:  Peggy L. Henderson
Genre:  Historical Romance, Western
Release Date:  January 25, 2015

About the Book:

Carefree and strong-willed, Katherine Montgomery is the daughter of a successful Montana horse rancher. When a tragic accident claims her father’s life, Katherine is left to deal with an overbearing mother whose agenda does not include a young daughter. Fate deals her another devastating blow, leaving her to face an uncertain future far away from everything and everyone she’s loved. 

Trace Hawley used to push the limits of the law, and no one was going to plan his future for him. The death of the man who always had his back leaves him to finally face responsibility. The promises he made a decade ago have shaped him into the man he is today, and will bring him face to face with the one girl from his past he always tried to avoid. 

After a ten year absence, Katherine returns to the ranch she once loved to discover the shocking reason her mother summoned her home. Surprised to find Trace still at the ranch, her childhood infatuation grows into something far stronger as he challenges her to lead the life she once wanted, but seems to have forgotten. When Katherine is forced to make a choice between saving her father’s dreams or following her own, Trace might be the only one who holds the key to both.

***Content Warning: Considered by most readers a "sweet" read, this book does contains some mild language, mild violence, and adult situations including physical intimacy, and is intended for mature readers.
Buy Links: Amazon 
My Review:

I am sometimes hesitant when it comes to free Kindle books, but since I'm such a fan of historical romance and hot cowboys, I thought I'd take a chance on "In His Eyes" by Peggy L. Henderson, especially when I noticed the reduced rate for the audio version (I'm a big fan of Audible).  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised!  Once I started listening, I could not stop!  The plot was quite different and there were lots of twists and turns that were totally unexpected.  It's difficult to write this review without giving away any spoilers, but I'm going to give it a shot.

After suddenly being sent away to New York when she was only 12 years old, Katherine Montgomery returns home ten years later when summoned by her cold and distant mother (and I use the word "mother" loosely because this woman has ice in her veins and reminds me more of the Wicked Witch of the West than a "mother").  Katherine and her companion, Wilma, are met at the stagecoach station by Trace Hawley, who Katherine had a secret crush on as a young girl.  That's when the tingles start!  And oh how I love those tingles!  Questions arise as to why Katherine left so suddenly without even saying goodbye to her best friend, Trace's sister, and why did Katherine's mother needs her to come back home now after all these years?

I can't say much more or I'll end up giving away some super spoilers, but I will tell you that Peggy L. Henderson did a great job developing these characters and creating a fabulous plot and storyline.

This is the first book I have read by this author, but it will not be my last and I'm anxious to read the next one in this series.

My Rating:

About the Author:
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I never thought I'd be a writer, much less publish a book someday. I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I guess life just had other plans for me. When my husband and I decided to start a family, vet school pretty much went out the window. I used to work with a vet who had three children while going through vet school. To this day, she is my hero. 

I was born and raised in Germany, but long before my family immigrated to the U.S., I was fascinated with the American West. I grew up on german-dubbed episodes of Little House, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza, as well as the adventure novels set in the old American West by German author, Karl May.

I'm married to my high school sweetheart, and together with our two sons, we make our home in Southern California. Our family also includes a Labrador Retriever, a welsh pony, a miniature horse, three cats, four bearded dragons, and a flock of laying hens. Almost every summer since my husband and I graduated from high school, we spend two weeks camping in Yellowstone National Park.

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