Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Chance on Love by Kristine Raymond: Review



Title: A Chance on Love
Author: Kristine Raymond
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Publication Date: July 19, 2014

Dr. Ben Kincaid is content to spend his days and nights treating the people of Hidden Springs. Not even his closest friends know the heartbreak that haunts him. Ten years earlier his wife left him, taking their only child with her. Ben vowed to never again trust anyone with his heart.

Shiloh Bishop came to Hidden Springs looking for a fresh start. Having been forced into an arranged marriage with an older man, she’s lived a life of misery. When she finds herself suddenly widowed and expecting her first child, she looks forward to starting a new life.

Ben is captivated by Shiloh the first moment he sees her but he is unwilling to let go of the chains of mistrust that are wrapped around his heart. Shiloh is determined to rebuild her life and has no intention of ever becoming another man’s wife.

When a deadly illness strikes the town, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Admiration and respect soon turn to passion, but will it be enough for them to take a chance on love?


4 Stars

I usually enjoy historical novels set in the American Old West, and this book was no exception.  Ben and Shiloh both have horrors in their past they are trying to forget, and neither one needs or wants to become involved in a romantic relationship.   The pull that draws them together is just not enough for either to take another chance on love.  Ben, especially, is adamant his personal feelings for Shiloh and her child will not derail him from his vows.

There were many interesting supporting characters, as well, in Hidden Springs, and the day to day interactions and attitudes of the townsfolk provided some humor and added to the overall story – I never lost the feel for the time period.

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

Reviewed by Laurie-J

Kristine Raymond loves to read and that naturally transformed into a love of writing. She has always been a fan of the Old West and lived in Arizona for several years, where she was able to appreciate the beauty and history of the region.

She has released three books in the Hidden Springs series and is currently working on a contemporary novel called Tempted. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and furry family, and catching up on her backlog of books to read.

She is the author of three novels in the Hidden Springs series: Here to Stay, Hearts on Fire, and Abby’s Heart, and will soon be releasing book four, A Chance on Love.

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