Thursday, March 8, 2012

Where the Wind Blows

When Chase Logan, wandering cowboy, appears on Jessie's doorstep to tell her that her husband has died, the strangers both receive much more than they bargained for in the novel Where the Wind Blows by Caroline Fyffe.

Expecting a quick visit with Jessie, Chase is caught off guard when owners of a New Mexico orphanage show up to drop off Sarah, a little girl that Jessie and her late husband were going to adopt. Mistaken for Jessie's husband, Chase finds himself signing adoption papers and calling Jessie "honey." 

Jessie's wracked with grief upon learning that her husband has died and is relieved when Chase, with his good heart and better intentions, steps up to help her, even if for only a few days, before he leaves Wyoming to ride to his next job. 

Within a few days, Chase realizes that his feelings for Jessie are growing. The idea of a family is not one Chase often allows himself to think about, but the people around him are becoming just that. If only he could let himself love again... but after Molly it isn't an option. He'll stay only as long as he's needed and then he'll leave before anyone gets too attached. 

If things only worked out the way they're planned. 

I loved this story! I have never read a historical western romance and for the life of me, I don't know why! Fyffe carefully constructs a story that warms the deepest chambers of your heart, giving you the understanding required to make a connection with each character. Just as Chase moves closer to his new "family," Fyffe assures that the reader does too. 

Jessie becomes the caretaker to the lot of strangers and the further the novel carries the reader, the deeper the love for Jessie grows. On the surface she's a simple woman, but underneath lay scars that run deep creating a complex and interesting character. 

The only problem I had with this novel were the spelling errors. However, they were few and far between. :) In its entirety, the novel was a wonderful read for this rainy Thursday and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. 

rating: 4/5 cups

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Tracy Beth! I'm so happy you liked the story...
    All the Best,