An Impossible Price
Series: Front Range Brides #3
Published by Wilson Creek Publishing
Publication Date June 4, 2020
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Western
Setting: Colorado Gilded Age – US – 1875 – 1900
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: Adults
He has to choose – keep his secrets or the woman he loves. He can’t have both.
With no husband of her own, midwife Sophie Price lives to keep others calm in their hour of need. But when a handsome horse handler steps off the train with a fiery stallion, he brings anything but calm as he looks her dead in the eye and clear through to her soul.
Clay Ferguson returns to the place he once called home, hunting a fresh start and the one woman who could draw him back. If he can hide his battered heart and the brutality of his past, maybe she’ll take another look and give him a second chance.
Both bear scars from their fathers. Both fight for life. Together, they may learn that love is worth its impossible price.
I would like to thank Davalynn Spencer for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: An Unexpected Redemption, Mail-Order Misfire: Front Range Brides
Davalynn Spencer has a definite way with words! Looking through the quotes I marked as I read has me snickering. And then snickering again as I try to pare these quotes down. It is so HARD to not include each and every one! Flavored with Western expressions, they season the story to create a blend with just the perfect tang that doesn’t overwhelm the senses.
I’ve learned that the ability to turn a phrase doesn’t necessarily equate to a talent for writing stories. Fortunately, Ms. Spencer has gifting in both of these areas. An Impossible Price captures the essence of the West when it was still a bit wild. It brings sights and sounds to life, even engaging the sense of smell to fully immerse the reader in this story.
Sophie and Clay captured my heart from the very beginning. The hints of his broken past had me intrigued and wanting to know what had happened (as Sophie did once she discovered his scars!). Sophie was more of an open book yet despite the more stable home-life she had, she carried pains of her own.
Poor Clay didn’t have the author’s gift of having just the right thing to say. He often found himself at a loss or simply saying the wrong thing. Afraid to reveal his past, assuming others would find him as worthless as he found himself, he kept his secrets close to his chest. And this caused some major conflict with Sophie!!
While I greatly enjoyed the entire story, I especially loved the way that the association many made with Clay’s name that caused him grief was turned around by Sophie when she viewed it from God’s word.
An Impossible Price stands alone. As a part of the Front Range Brides series, it does share characters and continues their stories. Hints of Clay’s past mentioned in previous books were cited as well. Despite having read An Unexpected Redemption a couple of years ago, I couldn’t remember the details and now want to go back and refresh my memory. All of this author’s books are excellent – so go ahead and read the whole series!
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