Saturday, February 11, 2012
Book Review: Almost A Hometown Bride by Helen R. Myers
As a book reviewer for nearly 16 years now, I've been privileged to get to know quite a few authors, and I'm proud to call many of them friends. Helen Myers is one of those special people - she's an incredible author, a constant encourager, and a lady I'm so pleased to know as a friend.
Helen's latest book, "Almost A Hometown Bride," is wonderful example of Helen's creative and heart-warming writing style.
About The Book:
When man-shy Merritt Miller impulsively disembarked a bus in Almost, Montana, all she hoped for was to have found a safe place to stay, and to forget the misery she'd left behind back east. She yearned to learn what a day without fear was like. But the instant Cain Paxton entered her life, not even her well-honed defenses seemed to do her much good. Cain was everything she needed to stay away from in a man--strong, oblivious to what others thought or said about him, and hungry enough to even want her.
Cain knew all the reasons he should leave Merritt alone--she had suffered at the hands of a man and was probably damaged for life. Add that he was fresh out of prison and had nothing to offer her, it was kinder to be cruel. But needs sabotaged him. He yearned for the life that had been deprived him, and he was starving for Merritt's sweet touch, the chance at real love. All the pragmatism in the world wasn't strong enough to repress such a deep-seated craving.
The story in "Amost A Hometown Bride" really touched my heart. The main character, Merritt, has not only the problems of being shy and untrusting, but she also has to deal with a disability, a hip injury that causes her much pain and a limp that she despises, but she is strong enough to overcome and deal with her handicap, and she does so with dignity and grace.
Cain, the man Merritt becomes involved with, overlooks her obvious difficulties, and has the sense to offer help when she needs it, and to keep to himself when he sees that she is determined to do things on her own. It takes a special man to understand how to do that, and Helen captures that essence in this character brilliantly.
I enjoyed the setting of the pictureque small town of Almost, Montana and I hope that there will be future stories revolving around the unique folks who inhabit the village.
Helen has once again done a bang-up job with this novel. I urge anyone who has never picked up a Helen R. Myers novel to do so - you will be so glad you did!
About The Author:
Helen R. Myers is a Texan by choice, and when not writing, she's spoiling her four rescued dogs. A avid follower of the news and student of astrology, she enjoys comparing planetary aspects with daily world events. To decompress, she experiments with all forms of gardening and cooking with the produce she raises. You can contact her through her website at http://www.helenr.myers.com/
I received a review copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my opinions.