I happily revisited the 1850s and prairie life through this second novel by Cynthia Roemer. Once again, the historical details and sweet message of God’s love captured my heart. The setting and characters charmed their way across the pages and before I knew it – before I was ready to say goodbye – I’d reached the beautiful ending. And what a sweet ending it was.
If you love historical romance, this is one story I encourage you to pick up. The hero and heroine spend a lot of time together on the page and their story is endearing, yet challenging. These two have some hard lessons to learn, but their strength and determination is admirable. They’ll undoubtedly inspire readers to take a second look at their own lives and see where they might also be lacking in faith.
There were several surprises and twists along the way, some of which brought tears to my eyes, I’ll warn you. But the author never missed an opportunity to weave hope and joy throughout the darker moments.
I also loved seeing familiar characters from book 1 and watching their stories continue. It was like visiting with old friends. Such an enjoyable read. Our hero and heroine are different people by story’s end and I’m guessing you will be too when you finish reading it. 🙂
I received a copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
~ Beyond shattered dreams lies a realm of possibilities ~ Illinois prairie ~1855
Unsettled by the news that her estranged cousin and uncle are returning home after a year away, Charlotte Stanton goes to ready their cabin and finds a handsome stranger has taken up residence. Convinced he’s a squatter, she throws him off the property before learning his full identity. Little does she know, their paths were destined to cross again.
Quiet and ruggedly handsome, Chad Avery’s uncanny ability to see through Charlotte’s feisty exterior and expose her inner weaknesses both infuriates and intrigues her. When a tragic accident incites her family to move east, Charlotte stays behind in hopes of becoming better acquainted with the elusive cattleman. Yet Chad’s unwillingness to divulge his hidden past, along with his vow not to love again, threatens to keep them apart forever.
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I’m giving away an ebook copy of Under Prairie Skies to one lucky reader. Enter here and good luck in the drawing!
Thanks for entering! Contest ends April 18, 2018. The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody! 😉
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What a wonderful review, Savanna! Thank you so much, my friend!
Thank you, Cynthia. I can’t wait to hold a copy in my hand!! 🙂
Same here! Won’t be long now!
I really like mountains! I loved the first book in this series!
I love mountains too! I’m so glad you enjoyed Under This Same Sky, Joan. I think you actually won it here! I hope you enjoy Under Prairie Skies equally as much!
Me too, Joan!! So hope you get to read this sequel. It’s my favorite in the series so far. 😉
Hey. Love seeing this.
The way the hero and heroine sharpened each other and made each other better than before is my favorite part.
Mine too! Thanks for stopping by, Cara!
Love having you join us, Cara!
The mountains since that’s where we live.
Lots of mountain lovers! So beautiful! I would love to revisit the Pacific NW. I was there as a teenager and loved it! Thanks, Faith!
You’re lucky, Faith. Mountains make the perfect backdrop, in my opinion. 😉
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. I love rocky cliffs that jut down in to the ocean. The sound of the ocean is very calming to me.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Melanie! Your description sounds lovely!
I agree, Melanie. It’s so peaceful. Just thinking about it actually makes me wish I was at the ocean right now. 😉 Good luck in the drawing!
I like lake scenes in my books. Or even Regency London. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.
Ah, scenic lakes. My husband and I make a tradition of hiking around a scenic lake for our anniversary each year. Thanks for entering the contest!
Yes, those are always fun places. Thanks for sharing, Debbie!
The midwest (as it is now known anyway) since I was born and raised in Nebraska I love to read about ‘my’ state and the surrounding area.
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I’ve not been to Nebraska, but I’m sure it’s beautiful. I live in the prairielands of Illinois where Under Prairie Skies is set! I hope you’ll enjoy it! So great to meet you!
It’s fun to read stories set around familiar places. The stories I write are placed in Missouri, my home state. 🙂 Thanks for joining us, Wendy.
I appreciate your reviews and recommendations, Savanna. Cynthia, I feel like I’m stalking you. 🙂 I just read your 3 Questions interview on Inspired Prompt. 🙂 I’m happy to see your release is getting out there for readers to find!
LOL! Thank you, Karen! I’m so happy to have you “stalking” me. I hope many other readers are getting a glimpse of me and my writing as well. So great to have you stop by!
Haha! Glad you could join us, Karen. I’m so happy to give a shout-out to Cynthia’s great book. Hope you get to read it soon!
I like lakes, mountains, woods, the seashore…
Oooh! I love them all too. God creation is so glorious. Great to see you here, Barb! Thanks for entering the contest!
Perfection, every last one of them! 😉 Thanks for visiting, Barb.
I do like books that have prairie settings, perhaps because I live in a small town in Kansas. I’ve lived in cities in other states, but I’m glad to be home in wide open spaces.
Yea! I love the wide openness of the prairie. So great to meet you, Pam. I pray you’ll be blessed by Under Prairie Skies!
Awww, you’ll definitely want to read this one, Pam. 😉 The prairie plays a big role in both books. Such loveliness!
The mountains make for some great backdrop to stories.
Love the mountains! Hopefully you’ll find the prairie equally enchanting! Thanks for stopping by, MJSH! God bless!
Yes, I love visiting the mountains in person AND in books. 😉
Beautiful snowy mountains.
Totally agree, Cassandra. Sounds like a perfect place to vacation too. 😉
Snowy mountains are definitely beautiful to gaze upon. Thanks, Cassandra!