"Trouble comes to Love's Embrace, Texas in 1883, in the form of barbed wire...and a feisty girl named Hattie. Hattie Sommerville’s father sent her off to Boston nine years ago to learn how to be a lady. Now, she wants to go back home where she belongs, and maybe, after all this time, her old childhood playmate, Simon, might finally see her as more than a friend. She only hopes nobody discovers the secret that sent her running home. Simon Caldwell lost both parents at a young age and has poured every ounce of his heart and energy into making his Texas ranch a success. Now, an unexpected nemesis in the shape of barbed wire threatens his home and his livelihood. He can’t afford to be distracted if he wants any hope of hanging on to everything he’s worked so hard for, but his old friend Hattie is back in town, turning his head and addling his mind. If he thinks the barbed wire is bad, he has no idea just how much trouble she brought along with her from Boston."
A typical romance which should be enjoyed by lovers of the genre. It has all the required elements: a feisty heroine a bewildered hero who is torn between what he ought to be doing (seeing to the everyday nitty-gritty of life) and what he wants to be doing (seeing to the call of his heart and that feisty heroine!)
I found it enjoyable to read a romance that was a little different from the usual run-of-the-mill plot - and to immerse myself into life in Texas in the 1800s.
The author does a good job of blending the believability of the characters with the unfolding drama and the mystery of the mystery.
© Mary Chapple
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