Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Claiming Mariah

About The Book:  After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.  With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he unearths more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal, and murder threatens the well-being of the ranch, endangering those who hold it dear. As the days dwindle until the rest of the Donovan clan arrives at the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed changes their futures forever.
About The Author: Pam Hillman was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove the Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that's the kind of life every girl should dream of!
My Thoughts On The Book:  "Claiming Mariah" is my kind of book.  It has all the elements of a wonderful love story combined with elements of suspense and intrigue. Our heroine Mariah stands to lose everything she has ever known when Slade appears with an absolute claim and facts that the farm was not bought legally. Slade is a very angry young man and throwing Mariah and her grandmother out into the night does not seem to bother him at all.  He wants what is his and he wants vengeance.  Mariah has  faith in God and it grows stronger as she learns that God is in control.  "Claiming Mariah" is a book that makes you experience a range of emotions. Pam Hillman is a master at character development.  Each character and the setting are so realistic and written so that the reader if placed right in the scene.  If you enjoy reading books that draw you in, this book is for you.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book through Litfuse Publishing Group and Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*  Thanks guys for this opportunity.

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