NATHANIEL WARD, wealthy entrepreneur, needs a wife. But he's not interested in the preening, high-society women who are offered to him on a silver platter. He wants one woman, and one woman alone: the girl who gave him all the money in her reticule years ago when the Great Chicago Fire left him destitute. He sets out to find this woman and discovers she's unattached. There's only one problem, a shotgun wedding may be able to bind them, but will he ever be able to win her heart?
AMELIA E. TAYLOR blows a kiss to a street rat. Little did she know, years later that kiss would follow her to Green Pines, Colorado. When a handsome stranger arrives in her hometown, she guards her heart from the stirrings this man ignites. Despite society's disapproval of spinsterhood, she is determined not to marry, having witnessed first-hand the lack of love and horrors that accompany marriage. But will a shotgun wedding reveal blessings that arise out of the ashes?
Reviewed by Kristin
My thoughts: OUT OF THE ASHES is a good book. I felt sorry for Amelia because she had a very skewed view of marriage. She was afraid that all men were abusive. Nathaniel was really nice and kind. I felt bad for Nathaniel too. I enjoyed reading it. My favorite book by this author is Walks Alone, but this was really good. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
If you like historical romances, or "forced marriage" books, you will love OUT OF THE ASHES. And don't forget to check out Ms. Rog's first book, Walks Alone.