Monday, January 13, 2014

Review - The Convict & the Cattleman

The Convict and the Cattleman by Allison Merritt

Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb: His love is the key to her release.

Sentenced to seven years of servitude in the penal colony of New South Wales, Bridgit Madden is thrust into a world unlike anything she's known, dangers she never imagined and enemies with their own interests at heart. Certain that the conviction has ruined her chances of ever having a real family, she is fearful of her future.

Despite his reluctance to take in a convict, Jonah Andrus, a grazier and pioneer cattleman, needs a servant to care for his orphaned niece. When presented with Bridgit, who is far too beautiful and distracting, he initially tries to refuse. However, with a busy cattle station to oversee, he needs help right away.

Upon her first meeting with Jonah's niece, Bridgit immediately falls in love with the girl and becomes entwined the mystery surrounding her birth. As she gets to know her employer better, Bridgit makes it her mission to remind him that family is priceless. When it seems as though she might have found the place she truly belongs, their love is threatened by lies and deceit, and both of them might lose everything they hold dear for a second time.

~~~~~~MY REVIEW~~~~~

The Convict and the CattlemanThe Convict and the Cattleman by Allison Merritt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I generally prefer my historicals to be Regency era but every now and again I try something new. This is also a new location for me, Wales in the 1800s is an interesting location. I was really interested in the penal colony angle, seemed like something different. I was really interested in the historical bits of this book, might have to do a little research on penal colonies now, cause I am curious.

I really liked the whole story, it is a quiet sweet sort of romance. No big bangs or whistles, just a couple of people who are attracted to each other and fall in love. Not as much passion as I usually like but definitely warms you up. The side stories with the baby and the theft are interesting and help keep the pace moving right along.

If you are looking for a quick sweet read this is the book for you. Really great storytelling and engaging characters. I just wish there were a touch more heat.

*Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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