Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bride of the High Country by Kaki Warner

The story begins with Margaret Hamilton, an orphan with a not so bright, but secretive past, preparing for her wedding to wealthy Irishman/New Yorker, Doyle Kerrigan. It's not a love match, but Margaret doesn't believe in love, just security and safety. After discovering that her intended is not all he presents himself to be, she still takes that walk down the aisle but absconds before the reception, leaving her "husband" confused. Her loving guardian Mrs. Ida Throckmorton plays like she has no idea what's going on, when she is the one that encouraged her ward to run.

When Doyle realizes that his bride as run off with the stock options he gifted her, he sends his right hand man, Tait Rylander to find the runaway. Only thing is, Mr. Rylander has been pining after Margaret for a year and never did anything about it. Can he be objective enough to find Margaret but not return her to his gruff "employer"? Hmmmmm.  Will he let Margaret know he has feelings for her? 

Once Margaret is free of Doyle Kerrigan, or she thinks she is, she becomes quick friends with Englishwoman, Maddie Wallace, who we meet in book one of Kaki Warner's Runaway Brides series.
The two ladies end up in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado.Margaret, now using the name Lucinda Hathaway and Maddie take up residence in the comfy town, making new friends. 

Danger is always lurking for Lucinda now as she has more than one person from her past seeking her out and in addition, Tait Ryland, who wants to protect her and open his heart to her. Will the new Lucinda Hathaway allow that to happen? Will she allow her past to continue to taint her future? Read Kaki Warner's Bride of the High Country to find out.

How I enjoyed this book!! I loved the suspense and that all the characters were not quite all that they portray themselves to be. I loved the capacity for change and understanding, which every single one of Kaki Warner's books have. I was a fan of hers from the get-go. It just goes to show that out of darkness the sun can always shine with the right people beside you. I highly recommend this book.... A joy to read!


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4 Stars (Brilliant)

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