Fall, where are you? I get teasers of cooler weather, but you haven't arrived yet.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
For Ben Haynes it is love at first sight, but can a Boston socialite find true happiness with a cowboy from Kansas?
Once childhood friends, Ben Haynes is taken with Amelia Carlyle when he runs into her at her sister’s wedding. Although he will be returning to Kansas and life on his father’s ranch, Ben calls on Amelia several times, and they find they have more in common than they first realized. As he leaves for Kansas, they promise to write.
Back in Kansas, Ben begins to save money toward a home for Amelia even though he has not made his intentions known. He’s relying on God to make a way. Meanwhile, Amelia is presented to society and has several young men vying for her attention.
Although Ben has captured Amelia’s heart, her parents make every effort to discourage the relationship, even forbidding Amelia to correspond with him. Amelia tells Ben that she will wait for him as long as it takes, but will the love and loss they experience along the way bring them closer or drive them apart forever?
When Ben Haynes is reunited with his childhood friend, Amelia, it's love at first sight for both. Ben is a rancher in Kansas and Amelia is a socialite in Boston with a father who refuses to even entertain the idea of his daughter living elsewhere. But, even as Ben must return to Kansas and Amelia is presented to society, they are determined to be together and must learn to rely on faith and God to make it happen.
I really enjoyed Martha's Winds Across the Prairie series and loved getting to know the Haynes' in it. I was thrilled to learn that Martha had written a prequel that shared Ben's and Mellie's story and it didn't disappoint. We meet those who will become Lucy's parents (Becoming Lucy) and learn how Ben and Mellie met and we see shades of the strong matriarch that Amelia will become in future books. Another delightful novel from Martha Rogers and one that made me want to go back and re-read the rest of the series!
Thanks to First Wildcard and Charisma Media for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Martha Rogers here. You can read the first chapter here. You can purchase your own copy here.
* * * *