The first book I read by Tamera Alexander was Rekindled, and although I don’t remember much about it now–that had to be at least 6 years ago–I remember really enjoying it. Like I mentioned in my previous review, I’ve read historical fiction for a long time, and *most* of it has been faith-based. The Inheritance is no exception. It’s an interesting thing to read such a work, to have come from a background where my own thoughts would have once been bolstered and inspired by the faith of the characters, and now to read from a more objective view.
Earlier this year I found The Inheritance free on Amazon (go figure, me and my free book addiction), and remembering how much I had enjoyed Rekindled, of course I had to get it.
|An unexpected inheritance. An unknown future. An unending love.
Determined to tame her younger brother’s rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin s invitation to move west, and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado, is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an untimely inheritance challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her sense of trust and perhaps even her heart.
U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon is dedicated to bringing fugitives to justice, yet years of living on the trail have taken their toll. When his path intersects with that of McKenna, he comes face-to-face with a past he never wanted to relive and the one woman who can help him find the future he s been longing for.
As McKenna struggles to let go of her independence and Wyatt considers opening his heart again, they discover an inheritance beyond imagination. But it will come at a price. ” (Goodreads)
I give The Inheritance 4 stars!
If you didn’t know already, I love when a book breaks my heart. This book did that repeatedly. This is one of those books though, that despite how much I enjoyed it, I have a hard time putting it into words and list form. I enjoyed McKenna–I had an immediate connection to her and her plight. I really enjoyed the relationships that developed between her and the other characters, as well as the troubled one with her brother. I liked how when it seemed one thing would go right, two more would go wrong. (A strong contrast to my last review, linked above.) Overall, I just enjoyed reading the book and the feeling of resolution when I was finished with it. It was a nice way to spend an evening.