By Cheryl Wolverton
Steeple Hill - November 2000
ISBN: 0373871244 - Paperback
Reviewed by: Suzie
Schoolteacher Tessa Stranridge needs a means of financial support in order
to live in Hill Creek. A friend offers her the solution to her predicament
of opening up her home to local accident victim, Drake Slater. Her responsibilities
would include attending to his needs and teaching him how to read again.
Upon meeting Drake, she is surprised to realize how handsome he is. Before
her is a man capable of reeking havoc in her calm, ordinary world.
Drake Slater was gravely
injured when he was thrown from his horse and savagely attacked by a raging
bull. He relies upon the assistance of Tessa Stranridge in rebuilding
his life. Tessa is able to feed his newly-found, spiritual hunger, with
knowledge that has been foreign to him for so long. With her calm, tranquil
nature, she is the type of medicine he finds himself craving in order
to make a successful recovery.
Cheryl Wolverton seems
to write with a higher power guiding her pen. Her extensive talent enables
the reader to fully appreciate the story as it unfolds. I enjoyed the
characters of Tessa and Drake. I found it very memorable that Tessa was
able to look past the outward scars that Drake had and concentrate more
on healing the inner ones. This book is for anyone that appreciates the
treasure that love is capable of providing.
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