Saturday, February 28, 2009
"The Inheritance" by Tamera Alexander
An unexpected inheritance. An unknown future. An unending love.
Determined to tame her younger brother's rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin's invitation to move west and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an "untimely inheritance" challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her trust--and perhaps even her heart.
U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon is dedicated to bringing fugitives to justice, yet years of living on the trail have taken their toll. When his path intersects with that of McKenna, he comes face-to-face with a past he never wanted to relive--and the one woman who can help him find the future he's been longing for.
As McKenna struggles to let go of her independence and Wyatt considers opening his heart again, they discover an inheritance beyond imagination. But it will come at a price.
About the Author
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and a Silky named Jack.
Visit her website at: www.tameraalexander.com
And her blog at: tameraalexander.blogspot.com
This is my first Tamera Alexander book, but I know for a fact it won’t be my last. When I’m able I plan to read her other works. McKenna is a strong, independent woman of faith in a difficult situation. What caught my attention the most was her relationship with her brother Robert. It seems as though she is in a lose-lose situation. She can’t very well abandon him in his greatest time of need, but when she mothers him too much he only rebels more. The romance between her and Wyatt, while expected it is also adorable. And her unique friendship with Chin Mei, a Chinese woman, only adds to the story. I certainly hope that this book will have a sequel.