Burying his wife is the hardest thing Joseph Garnet has ever done—until he’s called to leave his young son and baby daughter to fight Iroquois raiders. When one of the marauders tries to steal his horse, the last thing he expects is to end up tussling with a female. The girl is wounded, leaving Joseph little choice but to haul her home to heal—an act that seems all too familiar. Though Joseph doesn’t appear to remember her, Hannah Cunningham could never forget him. He rode with the mob that forced her two brothers into the Continental Army and drove her family from their home—all because of her father’s loyalties to The Crown. After five years with her mother’s tribe, the rebels and starvation have left her nothing but the driving need to find her brothers. Compelled by a secret he’s held for far too long, Joseph agrees to help Hannah find what remains of her family. Though she begins to steal into his aching heart, he knows the truth will forever stand between them. Some things cannot be forgiven.
I wasn’t sure about this book because I’m not overly familiar with that particular time period, but I decided to give it a read anyway. The author instantly grabbed my attention and kept pulling me in. I’m a sucker for marriage-of-convenience stories, so I enjoyed seeing how the main characters would navigate their relationship. There were a couple of times when I wanted to slap some sense into them, but overall it was a satisfying MOC historical romance.