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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Within My Heart...Review

About the book:
Determined to fulfill her late husband’s dream, Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat with the help of her two young sons. But some days it feels as though her every effort is sabotaged. When faced with a loss she cannot afford, she’s forced to trust Rand Brookston, the one man in Timber Ridge she wishes to avoid. And with good reason. He’s a physician, just like her father, which tells her everything she needs to know about him. Or so she thinks...
Dr. Rand Brookston ventured west with the dream of bringing modern medicine to the wilds of the Colorado Rockies, but the townspeople have been slow to trust him. Just as slow in coming is Rand’s dream to build the town a proper clinic. When a patient’s life is threatened, Rand makes a choice—one that sends ripples through the town of Timber Ridge. And through Rachel Boyd’s stubborn heart.

A strong female protagonist and a handsome doctor with a secret.  Rachel struggles to keep her ranch and deal with a challenging child.  Rand works to build his medical practice and open a proper clinic. This story isn't just about Rachel and Rand.  The secondary characters all play a strong role too.

I wish I'd known ahead of time that it was part of a series.  I haven't read the first two books. And, while I think it probably does stand alone, it has many references to what I assume are character experiences from other books and, at times, it felt like I was missing out.

Ultimately, it was still an enjoyable read.  Not quite a light, fluffy romance, but still somewhat compelling.

Thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Tamera Alexander here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 10/10

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3/5 Stars


  1. I have had that happen to me many times where you are excited to read a book and had no idea it was part of a series.... gah!

    Glad to see you still enjoyed the read! :)