Ella Barron, a single Texas mother, built a careful life running a boarding house in the Depression-era cotton South. But when a mysterious stranger takes a free room, he also takes Ella’s careful life apart. In the tradition of Gone With the Wind comes historical romance in the Dust Bowl.
Ella runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship’s captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cooks, cleans, launders, and cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella’s plate is full from sunup to sundown. When a room in her boarding house opens up, the respected town doctor brings Ella a new boarder―the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater—but Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger.
The above taken from Goodreads.
This is a first historical romance book I've read of Sandra's thus a little perplexed. She writes well so even though the storyline is predictable, I do enjoy this light read. She always has that cunning ability to draw our attention into the story, with the right flow and momentum. Overall a good effort but I would still prefer Envy as it's more dark and sinister.
My rating: 3/5
Author: Sandra Brown
Genre: historical romance