Sunday, February 13, 2011

Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle by Donna Alward - Made my day

Reading a Donna Alward novel is like meeting a new best friend and curling up on the sofa to dish all the heartache. I devoured Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle in a day and honestly couldn’t put it down. I have no idea how Alward manages to gather so much character depth in her novels. Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle is all about the twists life throws your way and how you handle them.

The book begins with a twist – think baby dropped off on the veranda of a hunky rancher. Yes. That’s how it starts. The reader instantly gathers the type of character of Wyatt Black, who is facing his own personal demons, but he’s so tender with the crying infant who he doesn’t know that one can’t help feel sympathy for a man used to tending cows more so than babies. When Black, who is desperate within hours to get the baby to stop crying, bangs on his neighbours door, we meet Elli Marchuk. It took me a while to get into Elli because I found her a bit all over the place but once you learn she gave birth to a baby after carrying it almost to full-term, I did feel more sympathy for her.

I have to say I wanted more passion, more kissing but Harlequin Romance doesn’t do that and Alward left you feeling like the heat and smoldering passion was within reach for both Black and Marchuk. I enjoyed the characters journeys and this book read with such truth and honesty I felt like Black and Marchuk were real people who I met over a cup of coffee, willing to share their life story and how they met.

This truly was a satisfying read and I can’t wait to finish Sold to the Highest Bidder also by Alward.

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