Published by Jove on February 1st 1992
Genres: Historical Romance, American West
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Blogger Shame Review Challenge, Hard Core Re Reading Challenge, Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge
There's a place in every heart for forgiving....
She came to Deadwood, a rough and tumble western town, with an ambitious dream of starting a newspaper. But her journey had another purpose--to find her sister and mend the family tie that was severed years ago, when Addie left home with a hardened heart--and without an explanation.
The thought of this headstrong woman turning his town upside down riled Marshal Campbell to no end. But there was something about Sarah that the lawman found irresistible. Inside, he longed to treat her like a lady. But outside, he'd keep up his ornery image--and give her a rocky welcome to town...
Two strong-willed souls, Sarah and Noah would discover the timeless beauty of love--when the heart learns to take back the past and start again...
Deadwood, is a town that is rough western town, with only a few women to speak of. Sarah has arrived searching for her sister and with plans to start her own newspaper. She is startled by all the attention she gets from the men in town, and not her intention starts a altercation and the local sheriff in town put her in “jail” of sorts. Marshall Noah Campbell has no need for another troublemaker, and this strange and independent woman who seeks trouble wherever she goes. Sarah won’t let Noah tell her what she should and shouldn’t do. But she is also on a mission to save her sister. Her sister Addie, ran away from home and along the way became a prostitute. Sarah barely recognizes her bitter younger sister who was once full of life. But Addie has some painful memories of the past that drove her away from home. Robert has been in love with Addie for years and has come to Deadwood to fight for her. Soon these two couples will have to build trust and fight to hold onto the love they have found…
Plot & Story Line
Forgiving is a wonderful and poignant romance that I couldn’t put down. I read this book many years ago, and I have been looking for it for ages. And when I saw it at Half Price Books, I snatched it up and started reading it right away. And it was just as good as I remembered. Forgiving is a story about two couples where neither of them have a easy road to happy ever after. Our first couple Noah and Sarah. Now at first these two fight like cats and dogs, not wanting to admit the attraction they feel for each other. Once they resolve “certain” differences they have, they start to develop a deeper connection. But right when life seems to be falling into place for Noah and Sarah, a ugly secret from Sarah’s past will test them in a very brutal way and their love will be tested. As for our other couple Robert and Addie have a tough battle at the beginning. Addie has a very tough shield that is hard to crack. But Robert refuses to give up on the girl he has never stopped loving. A woman now, who is hurting and doesn’t believe in forgiveness or redemption.
This is a powerfully written story, and LaVryle Spencer is a talented writer that writes a compelling story about two couples that are intertwined with each other. This is a story that will battle with your emotions, but has some fun and sweet moments to enjoy. I lovc the good feels this story reveals to the reader.
I’ve come to admire you for dozens of reasons. You’re bright, and hardworking, and plucky and you fight for what you believe in. Churches, Schools, Boardwalks, stopping an epidemic of smallpox, even closing the brothels. I know you’re going to doubt my honesty once I leave you, but it’s true. Even when I was locking you up in the mine, I thought you were one of the spunkiest beings I’d ever met. Spunky and fearless. Since then you’ve shown me I was right. You changed something between us.
Simple and pretty!!! The Stepback I love even more, such a cozy christmas scene, and I love that it shows the two couples.
Forgiving is timeless tale of redemption and the true power of love and healing. A TRUE PLEASURE TO INDULGE IN!