"A well written work"
In 1868 in San Juan Capistrano, California, Matilda Rose
Applebee wakes up Cooper Davis in his hotel room while
pointing the muzzle of a gun at his heart. Matty plans to
bring back Cooper to her family ranch in order for the low
down snake oil salesman to marry her younger sister Phoebe,
pregnant with his child. Though he admits he attended the
social she mentions, Cooper denies having his way with
Phoebe or any other woman that night, but Matty refuses to
listen to his argument.
Cooper is an undercover Pinkerton Agent whose trail of
an outlaw gang has gone cold. Since he needs to start over
in San Francisco, Cooper decides to escort Matty back to
her ranch, which is on the way. He informs her that he
will return with her as her prisoner. On the trek to her
family ranch, Matty and Cooper begin to fall in love.
However, he cannot afford an entangling relationship if he
is to remain in law enforcement and she wonders if he sired
her sibling's unborn child.
HEAVEN SENT is a congenial western romance that entices
the audience with its likable lead couple. The story line
moves briskly forward as Matty and Cooper struggle with
their attraction for one another vs. their doubts about
anything permanent. Though some intrigue adds excitement
to the story, that subplot takes away from Sandra Madden's
tremendous Americana historical relationship drama.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 24, 2001