Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Love Forbidden by Kathleen Morgan

This is the second book in the Heart of the Rockies series. This book highlights Shiloh Wainwright, who has accepted a position as a school teacher at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. But the struggles between the Ute Indians and the US Government put Shiloh and the others working at the Agency in a very tough place, they have literally become pawns in a chess game. Not only that, but Shiloh has come face to face with a childhood friend, a Ute Indian she hasn't seen in 9 years. Several complications threaten their relationship and her future with the Agency. Will Shiloh be able overcome all these challenges and accomplish her original goal of teaching the children?

This was a decently good book that I enjoyed reading, but certainly not a favorite of mine. I liked the challenges Shiloh faced and thought the circumstances were historically accurate with some literary license taken. But the book didn't just grab and hold my attention.
I give this book 4 stars.
I received this book from Revell for the purpose of this review.

1 comment:

Portugal said...

A Love Forbidden by Kathleen Morgan is a beautiful story set in the old west about two people from two very different worlds who have been brought together again for a second time.

As a young girl Shiloh Wainwright's best friend was a teenager who worked for her family who was half Ute Indian. In the west in 1870 people could be cruel and for a long time Shiloh was the only person willing to see Jessie for who he was. Then one day something terrible happened that caused Jessie to leave and Shiloh lost her best friend in the world. Nine years later, as an adult, Shiloh takes a job as a teacher for the White River Indian Agency. She longs to help the Ute Indian children, but the leaders of the Ute tribe want no part in their kind of education for their children. She and her new friend, Josie have their work cut out for them trying to convince the chiefs to let them teach their children.