Billy was great, he welcomed her with open arms and instantly bonded with her son. Rescue comes in the seemingly terrifying form of Billy Black, the hulk of a man feared by all the townsfolk. When hope runs out, sometimes fate sends a hero. I liked the characters in this book. After years of being brushed aside, Lucy's in no hurry to rush to the man's deathbed.
I found myself cheering for the two main characters throughout the book hoping that they would be able to figure everything out. At the very beginning of the book the heroine is lost in a snow storm with her 2 month old baby. Overall Impression: This was a pretty good read. It's not in your face, or over the top, but the main couple in the book have to confront their faith along with each other. My only annoyance was the stress put on the main characters size. The only thing that lost me quite a few times were all of the religious references and Bible passages. I'm of two minds on this one.
I like a story that makes me feel something and this story does that. While this book was just okay at most for me, I think it is because this type of book is not my style. Sometimes we need to take a step of faith and trust that God is in control. But romance had always been her first love and she turned to writing love stories. Billy takes her into town, but they learn that Wayne has left town for an undetermined amount of time. As I read this and a couple other titles in the past, I felt like the story was being presented to me in big type with lots of pictures, and the whole thing surrounded by a sturdy Little Golden Book cover.
It's not done in a bad way. Everyone thinks the mother is crazy she was kidnapped by Indians and held for six years. The story line was just average. But no, the dream was not to be a writer. While I enjoyed her being paired with Billy Black, she just didn't have the wow factor that I like.
When the storm abates and it is safe to leave, will she seek the life that led her back to the village…or stay where she's found an unexpected family for herself and her Dakota child? It did pick up but was really just a basic romance, no suspense or mystery at all which is what I like to have in a book. Rescue comes in the seemingly terrifying form of Billy Black, the hulk of a man feared by all the townsfolk. It took me awhile to get around to it, but I enjoyed it very much. The heroine, not so much. The one thing that I did not enjoy about this book was the constant reference to religion.
The author has a wonderful gift for writing. All in all, the story has potential, but the author and her editors missed much of that potential. He travels to town only as needed and spends his days taking care of his animals and Ma and taking walks through the woods and over the land. Vivian had been through a lot, being stuck in an orphanage after her parents died. But she soon learns that he's just a big teddy bear. Some things I didn't like so much were how 'big' Billy was made out to be and how quickly the sub-plot was taken care of. She and her husband continue to enjoy their children and grandchildren.
Characters: I really like the character of Billy. Not every man is going to do the honorable thing. The story line was just average. That would have really knocked poor Vivian for a loop. The hero finds her, and instead of being grateful that someone has found her, she is afraid that he'll hurt her and tries to run away.
The book flowed great and the story was heartfelt. It was a very heartwarming-book, and I actually teared up at one point. But I guess these stories are all about the sin and the redemption and the lesson contained therein, so it's to be expected. I just thought he deserved a woman who had more sense. Each have a past that was hard on them,but in the end they allow God to rule their lives, not what other's think and say. One minute she just knows he's sweet and gentle and will never hurt anyone, the next minute, she's afraid of him because of his size. I received this book as part of the Harlequin Ambassadors Club.
Not at all the typical Harlequin novel. Yet in the home he shares with his ailing mother, the handsome, gentle giant warms her baby's bottles and sings sweet lullabies that lull even Vivian to peaceful sleep. Even shed a few tears at the end. He was such a sweet man. Enjoy two stories of strength and hope in days gone by from Love Inspired HistoricalDakota ChildTrapped in a North Dakota blizzard, single mother Vivian Halliday's prayers are answered when she's rescued by Billy Black, a man feared by all the townsfolk. Yes, christians believe sex outside of marriage is a sin, but holy cow, did it ever get beaten to death. At the very beginning of the book the heroine is lost in a snow storm with her 2 month old baby.