A Bride's Flight from Virginia City, Montana by Murray Pura is the first book I've read by Mr. Pura.
From the back of the book:
It's an ordinary day on the range until Zephaniah Parker, owner of the Bar Zee Ranch, finds two children alone and cowering in fear. Young Cheyenne and Cody Wyoming managed to evade the vicious Raber Gang -- led by notorious Seraphim Raber, aka the Angel of Death -- but after witnessing a cold-blooded massacre by the gang, the children aren't safe. And neither are the other inhabitants of southwest Montana.
Sweet Blue Meadows rancher Charlotte Spence is determined to see Cheyenne and Cody out of harm's way and back among their Amish relatives of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. But she'll need Zeph's help. Together, the two begin a long journey east fraught with danger -- and unexpected emotions.
When Zeph and Charlotte find their relationship deepening into romance, can they keep their heads, hearts, and lives together long enough to see their journey through?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hated when I had to put it down. Murray Pura weaves a beautiful story about the struggles of life and secrets from the past that do affect the present. He tells the story of two people who are interested in each other, but because of promises made and secrets they don't come together. Then, there is the boy and the girl who need help and there is no one else that can help them, but Zeph and Charlotte. They band together to keep the children safe and at the same time draw closer to one another. Not only do they have to learn to trust and lean on each other, they have to learn to trust God and His forgiveness and guidance, and forgive themselves.
While there was romance, there was also history and action, it was a great combination of them all. This is the first Historical/Amish/Romance book by a man that I have ever read and I feel that Murray Pura did a great job with not only in the action/history parts, but also in the romance/emotional side.
I would definitely recommend A Bride's Flight to others!! While you are at it, check out his other/upcoming novels:
|To be released August 1, 2012, but available for pre-order HERE.|
|Published February 1, 2012. Available HERE.|