The Hope of Azure Springs
What it’s about: (from publisher)
Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em finally arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the Western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won’t be able to do it alone.
For Azure Springs Sheriff Caleb Reynolds, securing justice for the waifish and injured Em is just part of his job. He’s determined to solve every case put before him in order to impress his parents and make a name for himself. Caleb expects to succeed. What he doesn’t expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.
I really liked this book. The main character took me a little while to like. I was a little put off with her in the beginning but she grew on me until I really really liked her. While there was not as much preaching type style of Lori Wick, the characters reminded me of Lori Wick characters. I wanted to know what would happen next and the story flowed at a nice pace where it all wrapped up, one issue at a time, at a really nice pace and didn’t wrap up in the last 5 pages. I grew attached to the characters and even cried at one point and I love when a book makes me feel that invested in it. I recommend this book to historical fans and I will be looking for this authors next book!
About the author:
Rachel Fordham started writing when her children began begging her for stories at night. She’d pull a book from the shelf, but they’d insist she make one up. Finally she put her love of good stories with her love of writing and she hasn’t stopped since. She lives with her husband and children on an island in the state of Washington.