Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Review of A TREASURE FOR SARA by Allison Knight
Title: A Treasure for Sara
Author: Allison Knight
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Champagne Books
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Published: February 2009
Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Heat Rating: Sensuous
Reviewed by: MarthaE
Blurb: Thrust together by her dying father, Sara McGuiness must face the treacherous Yukon Territory with "Bear", a quiet giant of a man. Will they survive and learn to share a burning love born during the chill of a Northern winter?
REVIEW: I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely and heartwarming historical western!
Sara has left her home in Philadelphia to escape a marriage being forced upon her by her Aunt. She has traveled to the Yukon Territory to join her father who has written to her that he has a treasure for her. Although Sara is not prepared for the wilderness and cold, she is a very determined young lady and she is not going to be defeated!
Bear is a gruff “bear” of a man who picks Sara up “in town” to deliver her to his cabin where her father is staying. Bear and Sara’s father have become good friends over many years. Bear is resourceful and able but he is basically closed off. He is taciturn and at first barely speaks to Sara as he trudges her through the rough paths on the many day journey from town to home.
Sara arrives to find her father dying. She does all she can to help and in the process becomes mistress of the cabin, making it a home rather than just a dwelling. But Bear lost his wife and child before he buried himself in the mountains and he does not believe he is worthy to ever have a woman again, much less fall in love. He does everything he can to resist the warmth that Sara brings to the cabin. He is determined to send her home as quickly as possible but fate works to strand her there for the winter months. There is a fair share of misunderstanding and doubt, especially for Sara who thinks she is unlikable since Bear is so eager to send her on her way.
Although there are some bad guys trying to find the rumored treasure and some friends too, the story really centers on Sara and Bear and life in the harsh but beautiful setting. The author has done a wonderful job of building a picture and an understanding for life in the rough little mining town and the isolation of the cabin. She also has created two great emotional characters who draw you into rooting for them to give in to the sensuous passion, love and life that they clearly could share if only they will take the chance.
Especially if you like western historical romance, you will like this treasure and you will want to read this so you can discover the truth of Sara’s treasure!!
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