In Tamera Alexander's Rekindled, the first installment in the Fountain Creek Chronicles in the historical/Christian romance series, this riveting novel would tug your heart. Ten years ago, Kathryn Jennings made a vow with her husband Larson to keep the ranch on their land. But after many years of trying to have a baby and friction in the marriage, he disappeared in a storm on Christmas day. Feared he died in the storm, she was penniless and pregnant, who had to do anything to make ends meet by banking, ranching, and other jobs to survive on. For Larson, who were almost left for dead weak, and burned in the fire, his world is filled with doubt as she spotted Kathryn with his trusting ranch hand, Matthew Taylor. In the guise of Jacob, scarred with burns, he kept an eye on Kathryn and his identity himself. But the more he knew about her and her child, the more he grew to care about her with a rekindled passion that before. Right before the birth of her child, Jacob saved her life from the very man who left him for dead and reclaimed his wife with newfound love of his own by God's hands.
This was a beautiful and heartfelt, emotional historical/Christian romance about the Jennings. I instantly cared about Kathryn who struggled so much to make a living without Larson and dealt with so much that had been handled to her. I also cared about Larson, who had a second chance of life and love with Kathryn. I loved the Colorado ranch setting in the 1800s to give it a real authentic feeling for the location from her ranch to the Casaroja ranch. I didn't like some of the characters in the novel who took advantage of her plight. But I loved how they found their way back to each other again in the end. This would tug your heart strings, make you scream and cry, and fall in love with God and with a good story with drama, non-stop action, tension and romance.
Will you be rekindled with your true love or with your God?
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