Sunday, October 10, 2010

Within My Heart

Within My Heart
Tamera Alexander
(Bethany House)
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0391-6
September, 2010/384 pages/$14.99

Sometimes the greatest step of faith is taken neck-deep in fear.

Determined to fulfill her late husband's dream, Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat with the help of her two young sons. But some days it feels as though her every effort is sabotaged. When faced with a loss she cannot afford, she's forced to trust Rand Brookston, the one man in Timber Ridge she wishes to avoid. And with good reason. He's a physician, just like her father, which tells her everything she needs to know about him. Or so she thinks....

Dr. Rand Brookston ventured west with the dream of bringing modern medicine to the wilds of the Colorado Rockies, but the townspeople have been slow to trust him. Just as slow in coming is Rand's dream to build the town a proper clinic. When a patient's life is threatened, Rand makes a choice—one that sends ripples through the town of Timber Ridge. And through Rachel Boyd's stubborn heart.

From the beloved, bestselling author of From a Distance and Beyond This Moment comes an unforgettable story about faith in the face of fear, about tarnished hopes and second chances, and ultimately about the resilient courage and tenacity of hearts broken——and mended——by love.

Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and a Silky named Jack.

Tamera invites you to visit her website and her blog.

Some people paint landscapes with a brush; Tamera Alexander paints scenes with words that are as rich and vibrant as any deeply hued canvas. I always eagerly await each of her books because I know the story will draw me in from the first page, and this final book in her Timber Ridge Reflections series is no exception. The rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies forms the backdrop of this poignant story. Heartache and healing, fears and faith, and trials and trust are masterfully entwined in this beautiful novel that kept me spellbound from start to finish.

This story is made even more beautiful by the realization that much of it was birthed out of Tamera's own journey as she cared for her mother in her final weeks on earth, escorting her to heaven's portals and delivering her to the arms of God. Don't miss this special book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

I have to get this. I have read several of Tamara's fantasy stories and loved them.