Friday, May 11, 2012

A Love Forbidden



Moved by the desire for adventure and a yearning to help the Ute Indians, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. The new job, however, isn''t what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in the cross fire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian Agent, and the unrealistic demands of the US government. Her unexpected encounter with Jesse Blackwater, an embittered half-breed Ute and childhood friend, only complicates matters as they battle their growing feelings for each other amidst the spiraling tensions threatening to explode into a catastrophic Indian uprising. Set amongst the wilds of the Colorado Rockies in 1879, this is a tale of a forbidden love and a faith tested in the cauldron of intolerance and the harsh realities of life on the untamed frontier. Bestselling author Kathleen Morgan deftly explores themes of mercy, fidelity to one''s beliefs despite what others think or do, and compassion for those different from oneself as she plumbs the depths of the human heart and the healing power of God's love.

My Review:

Rife with complications and conflict, this historical romance set my heart on fire and my blood to boiling! With so much emotion in every page this one should come with a Kleenex alert -- at least for me.

First there is the setting -- the sweeping backdrop of one of North America's not-so-finest hours. I've always been both compelled and appalled by stories that center around the treatment of Native Americans in both our countries (I'm Canadian) and Morgan really captured some moments as I imagined them.

She set her characters in A Love Forbidden smack in the middle of historically accurate action which made the read all the grittier. The stark contrast between whites with an honest (if misguided) desire to help the Natives and the dishonest actions of the government serves to advance the tumultuous plot and pits Jesse and Shiloh against each other despite their attraction.

That forbidden love (perfect tie-in with the title) takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride right along with the hero and heroine. It seems, at times, that their coming together is simply impossible with all the daunting hurdles that have to be overcome. But there are tender moments too and along with sweet there's some lovely heated, toe-curling ones.

The powerful inspirational thread of forgiveness lends itself beautifully to the circumstances both Shiloh and Jesse find themselves in. Spiritual meshes seamlessly with romance and adventure in an unforgettable tale of surviving love.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Love Forbidden, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  Remember to put the title in the subject line so that your entry is easy for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 13 2012. Open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. This sounds wonderful! I'm like you with this era in history. As an American, I think my country is the greatest in the world, but the government certainly gave itself a black eye during westward expansion.

    andeemarie95 at gmail dot com

  2. History is amazing and to see what people before us had to go through is something else. I think our country is the greatest in the world as well.


  3. I love Kathleen's books and am anxious to read this one. Sounds fascinating! Such a lovely cover, too!


  4. This sounds like a great book, would love to win it.


  5. I love Kathleen's books and am super excited for this one! Thanks for a really fantastic giveaway!


  6. This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it!


  7. Awesome giveaway! Never read anything by Kathleen, but her books look great... sign me up!


  8. Sounds wonderful and I love the cover! rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  9. I've never had the pleasure of reading her books, but they look great! Can't wait to dig in!


  10. Please enter my name into the drawing! This books looks really good!


  11. It definitely is a really good read. Good luck Emily and deb.

  12. Sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter my name in the drawing. Also adding to my wish list. Thank you.

    Karen Gervais

  13. Great-sounding book, love to have
    a copy!

    Pat Cochran

  14. This looks like a great read. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks for your great review!


  15. I have so been waiting patiently(not my strong suit) for this book to come out! so excited!!!! I have the first one on kindle. enter me PLEASE!!! ashley roberts

  16. I always enjoy reading historical books and especially ones that feature Indians and this book sounds like an intriguing read.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw...

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  17. Great to see so many historical fans. Good luck everyone!

  18. I would like to win this book!!

  19. I enjoy historical romances and this looks like one I would really enjoy!