Monday, December 20, 2010

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander ~ 5 stars

Within My Heart
Tamera Alexander
Timber Ridge Reflections series #3
Bethany House Publishing
About the book:
Sometimes the greatest step of faith is taken neck-deep in fear.

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.

My review:
I loved this book. The characters are great and I really connected with them. I understood their trials and wanted to help them succeed. The setting is beautiful and I could nearly see the mountains and scenery being described. The plot was great, and especially towards the end was fast-paced. I didn’t experience any times when I felt like the story lagged, or I got bored. The only thing that wasn’t great for me is that since I am a Word of Faith believer, the whole sickness side of the story was harder for me to accept. I don’t think most people will have a problem with it, though. I would recommend each book in this series, as I personally LOVE them.

Thanks to Bethany House for my free reviewer copy of this book!


Joy Tamsin David said...

I loved this book. It was one of my favorites this year.

Carman said...

Joy~ Awesome! I am glad to hear that. Tamera is an awesome writer. :) Thanks for commenting!

apple blossom said...

sounds like a good book thanks

misskallie2000 said...

I have this book in my TBR stack and hope to read soon.
Great interview Carman.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Carman said...

Apple Blossom~ Thanks! I would have to agree with that. :)

MissKallie~ Oh, I hope you get to also! :D

diana said...

Please enter me! I tried to win this before with no luck! I love Tamera's books!