"Powerful Reconstruction Era romance"
In 1870, Radford Grayson knows his fearful four-year-old
daughter Rebecca depends on him, but guiltily he always has
let her down, but vows not to this time. Knowing he needs
the help of his estranged family, he returns to his
hometown of Fredonia, New York desperate to provide a
nurturing environment for his motherless child. He
promised the youngster never to leave her again as even a
few seconds apart mean apprehension and resignation of
being abandoned for the frightened lass.
The first person he sees upon reaching the family sawmill
is childhood friend Evelyn Tucker dressed in breeches.
Evelyn is engaged to Radford's brother, Kyle, the
dependable sibling. However, first Rebecca and then
Radford reach her heart as she falls in love with the woe-
some twosome. Father and daughter reciprocate her
feelings, but her close friend Kyle is his sibling and her
fiancé leaving any relationship between them potentially
destroying a delicate balance of a fragile little girl.
This powerful Reconstruction Era romance will remind
readers of Elvis' Love Me Tender. The story line is
loaded with passion and emotion, at times quite
overwhelming for the audience, as guilty consciences,
silent accusations, and pointed recriminations cause
frictional relationships. The cast makes award winning
Wendy Lindstrom's tale into a triumph for Americana
historical romance readers who relish a character study
that hopefully leads to sequels set in Fredonia.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 14, 2002
HE WAS A BROKEN MAN UNTIL HER FORBIDDEN LOVE MENDED
Former Union soldier Radford Grayson returns to his
small hometown, looking for a comforting and stable
place to raise his young, motherless daughter. Despite
his troubled past, he hopes to reconcile with his
family and put his dark secrets behind him. But he
doesn't count on falling in love with Evelyn-his
When Evelyn Tucker accepted Kyle Grayson's marriage
proposal, she thought their lifelong friendship would
be a strong enough bond for a happy marriage. But
after Radford arrives home, Evelyn realizes that
Kyle's friendship can't compare to the undeniable
passion she feels for Radford. Now their forbidden
desire threatens to shatter family ties and destroy
newfound dreams-unless their love has the power to
overcome all obstacles...