About this Book
1875 ~ Beset by a sudden spring storm on the Front Range, newlywed Grace Cunningham watches in horror as her husband, Monty, is swept downriver. Pregnant and despairing, she stumbles into Fort Collins and tries to make a life for herself, praying that one day the man she loves will walk into town and back into her life.
A year after Grace’s tragic loss, Monty enters the dress shop where she works—with a beautiful woman on his arm. Shocked that he has no recollection of her, Grace is determined to win back his heart. Somehow she must help him regain his memories and his buried love for her—and not just for her sake but for the sake of their infant son, Ben.
Monty, miserable in his marriage to a woman he hardly knows, is inexplicably drawn to Grace. Every time he’s near her, memories surface, but they are hazy and troubling. He’s torn between his vows and the desires of his heart, for he cannot stay away from Grace.
Grace’s hope is sparked when Monty starts recalling glimpses of his past. But when murderous outlaws come to town, she is thrust into grave danger. Monty risks his life to rescue her, only to face even greater perils in the treacherous mountains. Can she truly hang on to hope when she is about to lose all she loves?
Title: Colorado Hope
Author: Charlene Whitman
Publisher: Ubiquitous Press
Genre: Sweet Western Historical Romance
About the Author
Charlene Whitman spent many years living on Colorado’s Front Range. She grew up riding and raising horses, and loves to read, write, and hike the mountains. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins as an English major. She has two daughters and is married to George “Dix” Whitman, her love of thirty years. Colorado Hope is the second sweet Historical Western Romance novel in her Front Range series.
Her latest book is the sweet western historical romance, Colorado Hope.
The genre is listed as “Sweet Western Historical Romance” and that it is. From the opening I found the main characters, Grace and Monty, endearing. Young, in love, and heading toward a new future in the great unknown of Fort Collins, Colorado. Of course, things go wrong soon and they find themselves in challenging circumstances (to say the least).
The author did a great job of showing the best and worse in humanity. It was saddening to see how Grace was treated by supposedly Christian women. It was also interesting to watch Monty even without his memory clung to his beliefs on how God would want him to live his life.
As most romances you know how it will end, however, I was impressed with the journey the author took me on to get to the destination. The secondary story added so much to the story and the author blended the stories and characters making this a very enjoyable story to read.
I would definitely recommend this book to friends who enjoy historical romances. I enjoyed this story enough I plan to buy book one of this series, Colorado Promise.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.