Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Enduring Light by Carly Kelly
Goodreads Description: She leaned toward him and rested her elbows on the brass rail at the foot of her bed. “All right, cowboy, just when did you fall in love with me? I’m definitely curious now.”
He regarded her in the moonlight. “I knew I was a no-hoping goner when I caught that ridiculous hat of yours on the platform at Gun Barrel.”
Julia sucked in her breath. She tried to be severe. “Mr. Otto, nobody falls in love that fast!”
“I did,” he said simply, as he left her room.
Julia Darling is finally able to marry Paul Otto for eternity. But it’s a harsh world for a rancher in turn-of-the-century Wyoming, especially a Mormon rancher. When alienation and threats begin, Julia must prove she’s her husband’s equal in strength and endurance as she learns to let go of scars on the outside and inside.
Bestselling author Carla Kelly has woven a new story of a determined rancher, his wife, and how they discover the depths of love.
My thoughts: Wow, there were so many things that I loved about this book! I really loved Paul and Julia, and their relationship! I always chuckled at their pet names, as my hubby and I still have little names that we call each other even after 25+ years.
The differences in the world's that they lived in were enormous - Julia was from "civilized" Salt Lake City, and Paul from wild Wyoming. Even though the differences were there, it was great to see how Julia was able to adapt to her new circumstances of wife of a cattle rancher.
Julia was an amazing character! Her love for her husband, and her faith, helped her so many times! One of my favorite parts of the book was the cattle drive that Julia was able to go on. Her adventures with cooking with Cookie were great, except for the "Rocky Mountain Oysters" and sonofagun stew... yuckyuckyuck.
I haven't read the first book of this series, but now will have to. I want to see how this great love story started!
Received this ebook for review from NetGalley.