Saturday, August 29, 2020

TOMORROW'S SHINING DREAM by Naomi Rawlings, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

Naomi Rawlings knows how to deliver a charming western historical romance complete with lots of suspense and adventure. The main characters are realistic and endearing, and the stellar cast of secondary characters adds to the enjoyment of the tale. Charlotte Westin is a lovable heroine who is quite independent but lacks some of the social graces she thinks she needs to win a husband. Sheriff Daniel Harding has loved Charlotte for years but thinks he’s not good enough for her. When she asks him for flirting lessons, he reluctantly agrees to help her.
Themes of forgiveness of self and others, the importance of love in a relationship, and the worth of each person, give the story added depth and dimension. Tomorrow's Shining Dream is the second book in Rawlings’ Texas Promise series, but it can be read alone. There are appearances of characters from the first book and a few loose ends that I feel will probably be tied up in the next book. I’m looking forward to another adventure from this author soon.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
She needs to learn how to flirt. He needs to forget she exists. Then she asks him for help finding a husband… What could possibly go wrong?

Charlotte Westin has always been more comfortable in a saddle than a ballroom. That wouldn’t be a problem, except her father owns the largest ranch in Texas—and he insists she marry a wealthy city-slicker worthy of a cattle baron’s daughter. There might be someone out there who’d love her for who she is instead of her money, but she’s been fooled by a sweet talker before, and her family is still suffering because of it.

With an old friend-turned-enemy returning to town and cattle rustlers running roughshod over the county, Sheriff Daniel Harding knows the last thing he should be thinking about is a woman… especially the one woman he’ll never be able to marry. Then Charlotte Westin asks for his help, and Daniel can’t refuse. Until he finds out exactly what she wants…

When Charlotte comes to Daniel with a plan to find herself a husband, Daniel is forced to face his feelings for her—as well as some past mistakes of his own. But as the rustlers grow more dangerous, Charlotte’s father takes drastic steps to engage her to a man she doesn’t love. And Charlotte and Daniel soon find themselves caught between the burdens from their pasts and others’ expectations. Will they let their past choices ruin their dreams? Or will Charlotte and Daniel embrace God’s forgiveness and forge a happy future for themselves?

Cedar Lake Press, April 2020
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1 comment:

  1. I've said this before - I've been a fan of Naomi's writing since her first Love Inspired historical!


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