Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blog Tour ~Review of "Enduring Light" by Carla Kelly

Enduring LightEnduring Light by Carla Kelly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Adult Religious Romance
Release Date: January 8, 2012

Book Description: She leaned toward him and rested her elbows on the brass rail at the foot of her bed. “All right, cowboy, just when did you fall in love with me? I’m definitely curious now.” 
He regarded her in the moonlight. “I knew I was a no-hoping goner when I caught that ridiculous hat of yours on the platform at Gun Barrel.” 
Julia sucked in her breath. She tried to be severe. “Mr. Otto, nobody falls in love that fast!” 
“I did,” he said simply, as he left her room. 

Julia Darling is finally able to marry Paul Otto for eternity. But it’s a harsh world for a rancher in turn-of-the-century Wyoming, especially a Mormon rancher. When alienation and threats begin, Julia must prove she’s her husband’s equal in strength and endurance as she learns to let go of scars on the outside and inside. 

Bestselling author Carla Kelly has woven a new story of a determined rancher, his wife, and how they discover the depths of love.

My thoughts: Before you read this book, I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Borrowed Light. I didn't and spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out the back story. I knew that I was missing some key elements. To remedy that situation, I will now read the first book. A little backwards, I know.

This is a fun, clean romance. Julia is marrying the man that she desperately loves, Paul. She is recovering from a near death experience, she was burned badly on her neck and chest and doesn't think that Paul should be saddled with a deformed wife. He sets her straight and the wedding moves forward as planned.

He is a rancher in Wyoming and the climate is tough. The ranch is remote and he is dealing with religious prejudice from his neighbors. He has joined the Mormon Church and many do not like it and want to stop their business dealings with him.

This book deals with some issues, religious prejudice, insecurity, deceit, and of course, lots of love. I would recommend reading it, just don't read the book in reverse order.  This is a clean read.  It makes reference to adult relationships, recommend to adults.

I purchased the first book for $2.99 for my kindle.  Here is the link!

Here are all the blogs participating in this tour!


Fire and Ice/
The Sweet Bookshelf/Getting Your Read On/Keeping Up with the LDS Bookstores/
A Casual Reader’s Blog/Krazy Book Lady/
Sweeping Me/
My Reading Room/
Good Family Reads/Reviews by Molly/

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