A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan is the first book in the Heart of the Rockies series, and it looks at the lives and feud between the Caldwell and the Wainwright families. Although the feuding began before either Cord or Sarah were born, the home which was won in a game of cards by the Wainwright continues to cause strains between their two families. What started as a robbery attempt, soon escalated into a further relationship between Sarah Caldwell and the Wainwright brothers. Sarah and Cord are both forced to make difficult decisions throughout the book. Should they continue to harbor ill feelings toward each other or can their growing relationship overcome their past?
I enjoyed this book immensely, and I am hopeful there will be more books in this series. I think the Wainwright and Caldwell families are characters I would really like to learn more about. Nick Caldwell was a very strong character in the story. Although he faced hardship in his life, through an accidental shooting which caused him to be paralyzed, he was a character with a strong faith and ability to forgive. I also liked the setting of the story; the family ranch created an interesting backdrop for a story as it automatically creates tension in the day-to-day operation of the ranch. Monetary troubles and relationship troubles are also discussed in the book, and they are issues all people can relate to. I would recommend this book to my friends if they are looking for an uplifting summer read!
“Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”