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I'm going to be buying the rest of this series.
on 15 July 2014
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I haven't read the first four books in this series and although I wish I had, it isn't a necessity. The story is well-written with a great cast of characters.
I love Rose, I can relate to her on quite a few levels. I totally get how she wanted to be strong but others kept putting her down or trying to do things for her all the time. Being employed by her fiancé's father and living in one of his buildings, she thought that she was gaining her independence from her parents but it turns out to be just another cage. She decides to build a tree-house in a friends woods so she has somewhere to go to get away from everyone and everything. Her soon-to-be father-in-law has a serious case of OCD. When he keeps letting himself into her house, she tries to get him to stop but everyone keeps making her feel guilty. The final straw is when he lets himself in one day, cleans every room in the house, sorts through her artwork and then has a bonfire and burns a load of her paintings.
Cab Johnson sounds like a hell of a guy, he's county sheriff and although he wants to be with Rose, he knows that she is taken so he is being a total gentleman. When Rose's paintings are burnt, he sets out to help her anyway that he can but he comes across as overbearing and controlling and scares her away.
Fila is making her way from Afghanistan to America under the supervision of her "uncles". She is being given to someone as payment for his service to the Taliban. With the help of an aid worker, she manages to slip away from them in the airport and makes her way to Chance Creek. She was taken to Afghanistan when she was 12 for her grandma's funeral but her parents were murdered and she was taken to a little village high in the mountains and trained to be a good Afghani woman.
This is a story about finding yourself and discovering how strong you can be in a difficult situation. It's also a love story that is a little rocky to begin with but soon picks up heat. I read this in less than a day and started on book 6 straight away. I'm going to get the first four too.