Daughters of Harwood House Book One
Sally Laity & Dianna Crawford
January 1, 2012 / ISBN 978-1616265526
Inspirational Historical Romance
by Linda Morelli
fault of his own, Rose Hardwood's father faces debtor's prison.
Desperate to prevent that fate, Rose sells herself as an indentured
servant, along with her younger sisters, believing they will be
indentured together once they arrive in the American Colonies. The
ship's captain reneges on the agreement, and Rose finds herself
separated from her sisters and sold to a married fur trader, Eustice
Smith, who claims he wants her only to cook his meals.
a fur trapper, watches the sale and immediately feels oddly protective
of Rose. Determined to insure Smith keeps his word, Nate and his
half-Indian friend, Bob Bloom, accompany Rose on the 300-mile journey
to Smith's trading post deep in Indian Territory. During the journey,
Nate and Bob tell her about the country she's in and the people
who inhabit it, and she in turn comes to care for them both.
Nate is an
independent soul, a charming man who craves the freedom to explore
the undiscovered wilderness, yet he also admires Rose and yearns
for her love. However, she is deeply religious and he is not - -
an insurmountable obstacle in his mind.
Rose is an
outstanding character who shows strength, courage and determination
as she overcomes the trials and tribulations placed in her path
during the arduous journey to the trading post. Once there, she
learns what's required to survive in the wilderness and, as she
helps Smith at the trading post, soon realizes that Smith is truly
a caring soul.
Rose's Pledge is an outstanding novel with an excellent plot and
wonderful characters that hooked me from the first page. Sally Laity
and Dianna Crawford have used history and setting as a backdrop
for an exciting and fast-paced novel that should be on everyone's