Rosalinda knows she will never escape her past, both the choices forced on her and the mistakes she’s made. She longs to find a place to live in peace-where she can learn to mother her children and where Lucio Armenta won’t be a constant reminder of the love she can never have. She doesn’t count on her inability to avoid the ranchero, or the threats to her children and the burgeoning fear she has for them.
Lucio wants to marry. However, Rosalinda, the only woman he’s ever been attracted to, doesn’t meet the ideals he’s set for his future wife. When he discovers she, and her adorable brood, are accompanying him as he delivers horses and goods to his sister and brother-in-law, he objects. An objection that is overruled. He resolves to keep his distance as much as possible. A resolution he finds impossible to keep.
When secrets from Lucio’s past are exposed, and Rosalinda faces choices no woman should have to make, will their growing love, and their faith, survive?
Not just a fluffy historical romance, this book tackled a lot of deep issues in a godly way. I’m not really sure what I was expecting from this book, but it exceeded my expectations. It took a couple of chapters to get into the story, but once I did, I was hooked. Normally I’m not a fan of preachy books, but when dealing with the issue of human trafficking I believe the only true hope for freedom comes from Christ, and the author did a wonderful job weaving the truths into the story without it feeling forced or unnecessary.
If you’re looking for a book with a clear Christian message, heartache, and romance (along the lines of Francine Rivers’s Redeeming Love), I highly recommend this book.