Monday 28 November 2011
Review: Borrowed Light by Carla Kelly
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Julia Darling never expected to cook for some cowboys in Wyoming, but when she breaks off her engagement in Salt Lake City, it's the perfect opportunity for her to escape. Determined to stick the job out, Julia faces her biggest challenge yet - letting go of borrowed light to find her own testimony. Set in the early 1900s, this is one romantic adventure you'll never forget!
I love the cover! It really does say what this book is about. I'm always entranced by this time period. Even with all the hardships, I think I would have liked to live in this time period.
Julia Darling (love her name!) runs off to Wyoming to avoid a marriage. She is cooking for some ranchers. I love her adventures in the kitchen her first few weeks. Kind of hilarious! While she cooks, a romance is blooming with the boss. Love when that happens.
This is another Latter-day Saint novel. I hate to say it, but if you aren't LDS then you won't know what's going on. It is stereotypical LDS. You may or may not like that. I still enjoyed the story line enough to keep reading.
I did liked it. There is something about this time period that always draws me in. I felt that the romance was organic and true.
I liked the characters and wanted more of them. Good thing I don't have to wait! Enduring Light comes out in January 2012!
"Come if you want Darling," he said over his shoulder.
"It's Miss Darling," she muttered under her breath.
"He calls everyone by their last name, miss," the station agent whispered to her. He laughed, but softly.
"In your case, it may be a trial."