Friday, May 4, 2018

My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado by Rebecca Jepson

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My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
by Rebecca Jepson

ISBN-13: 9781683226031
Paperback: 265 pages
Publisher: Barbour Books
Released: May 1, 2018

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
Millie Cooper, fisherman’s-daughter-turned-nurse, flees a painful entanglement with the wealthy Drexel family who summered near her childhood home in Nantucket, only to encounter them again six years later in Glenwood Springs. The serenity of Millie Cooper’s mountain hideaway is disrupted when she faces caring for the elderly mother and the expectant wife of Stephen Drexel, the man she’d once loved—at the request of John Drexel, the man who’d kept them apart. Will Millie forgive the wrongs she feels were done to her, or will she come to see them as a blessing in disguise that lead her to greater joys?

My Review:
My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a Christian historical romance set in 1888 in Colorado. It reminded me of the movie "Sabrina," where the older, responsible brother tries to separate his younger, charming brother and the heroine but falls in love with the heroine himself.

In this book, you have the two brothers, but the story occurs after the heroine accepted money to leave the younger brother behind. She's become a nurse out in Colorado, but the rich family end up in the same small town. She's the only nurse available who can help the mother, who suffers from bad asthma. The younger brother has married and has children. The mother doesn't approve of the heroine. The heroine doesn't want to go, but she feels God is leading her to do so.

The Christian theme is about forgiveness and about God bringing good out of bad circumstances. The heroine is likeable, and I cared what happened to her. Unfortunately, the two brothers spent a lot of time avoiding her. In a romance, I prefer more scenes where the hero and heroine interact and fall in love. The author pushed the suspense to the very end, waiting until the very last minute to get the correct pair together. The setting and cultural historical details were woven into the story. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I would recommend this enjoyable romance.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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