Friday, April 4, 2014

Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman

Claiming Mariah
by Pam Hillman
Christian Fiction / Historical / Romance / Western
Available January 2014
Tyndale House
384 pages



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.

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My Thoughts
What an amazing story! Claiming Mariah is the perfect blend of plot, characters, and setting. Pam Hillman's talent lies in her writing style, which made the story come to life. Her descriptions allowed me to imagine things so clearly—all the way down to the posture of characters while they were talking. When you add in the fact that this story is utterly romantic with a healthy dose of adventure, I just loved it! I found it so hard to put it down and flew through the pages!

I'm not sure how I've missed out on Pam Hillman's previous books, but I can promise I won't make that mistake again! I highly recommend Claiming Mariah! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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!

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1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed this book! I loved it as well. Like you, I had not heard of Pam Hillman until I received this book from Tyndale, but I will most definitely be keeping my eye out for more of her books! Great review :D

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