By Debra Holland
After a grizzly bear kills Antonia Valleau’s trapper husband, she packs her few worldly possessions, leaves her home in the mountains of Montana, and treks to nearby Sweetwater Springs, seeking work to provide for her two young sons.
Reeling from the loss of his wife during childbirth, Erik Muth must find a nursing mother for his newborn daughter to survive. For their children’s sake, Erik and Antonia wed, starting a new life together on his farm on the prairie. But it’s no easy union. Antonia misunderstands Erik’s quiet personality. He finds her independence disconcerting. Both hide secrets that challenge their growing intimacy.
When Indians steal livestock from farms around Sweetwater Springs to feed their starving tribe, the outraged townsfolk demand retaliation. Erik and Antonia must work together to prevent a massacre. Will a marriage forged in loss blossom into love?
|Great little read. The author brought on all the emotions: happy, sad, anger, and love. The characters felt real and you could really feel their emotions. Their story was real and wasn't unrealistic. All I can say is that was a hard life. Antonia was a super strong woman always fighting for her children to make them happy and whole even when she was sad and trying to deal with a new life. The only point I got upset with is when she revealed she was illiterate. His reaction to me was unfair and uncalled for. He didn't see her side. Good read!|
Received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.