Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: Open Country by Kaki Warner

"You heard he was rich, is that it?" he accused, still pacing. "And now that he's hurt, you're just bidding your time until he dies so you can get your hands on his money. Jesus, what kind of woman are you?"
~Page 38

Title: Open Country
Author: Kaki Warner
Publisher: Berkley Trade/2010

Pages: 448

Second of the Blood Rose trilogy, Open Country is as good as Pieces of Sky. This is about the second Wilkins brother, Hank. Set in the old New Mexico city, this is a fine piece of historical fiction. Hank is seriously injured in a train accident. Molly McFarlane is desperate to provide for her late sister's children. She has to save them from their step father. She marries Hank assuming he would be dead soon and she would get his insurance settlement. However, Hank survives and obviously does not remember either the train accident or marrying her. Still he takes her to his ranch. The Wilkins family accept her and her wards soon enough and Hank to falls in love with her and those kids.

And then Hank remembers everything. What with Molly's past looming large and the children too hiding something, Hank seems to get more than his fair share of troubles. Yet he knows he has to protect them all. Open Country stands alone and one gets involved with the Wilkins family soon. It is a fairly easy read and finishes fast. It is well wortyh it for all those who like to read about family sagas.

Thanks to Kaki, for this Uncorrected Proof of the novel.


Zia said...

The cover of that book is amazing. Sounds interesting too.

Beth said...

Sounds very interesting! Here is my "O" book.

jlshall said...

Interesting. Sounds like a hard life. Good choice. Here's mine.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That cover makes me want to stand outside and BREATHE!

Mine is here:

Sherrie said...

Sounds like a great book. I'll have to check them out. Have a great day!

Just Books

Michelle said...

I usually don't care for historical fiction. But, I like the cover and the synopsis is interesting.

My `O` is up

Nise' said...

This does sound good.