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A Reader's Opinion: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD by Charlene Raddon

Updated: Feb 3, 2020


An enjoyable western romance worthy of the genre! TO HAVE AND TO HOLD tells the story of Tempest Whitney, a single mother struggling in debt on the Utah frontier in 1888. She's left with her thieving husband's debts and a ruthless rancher who wants her homestead . . . and Tempest. Enters Buck Maddux, a stranger who was given half of Tempest's ranch and sworn to look after her. Tempest is a strong heroine who desperately wants to be out from under the control of dishonorable men. She's not sure what to make of Buck when he arrives, and it doesn't take either of them too long to figure out that they need each other, even if they'd rather part ways.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD is wonderfully descriptive with touches of humor and a great romance. Tempest's daughter, Ariel, is a charmer and scene-stealer. This is an entertaining read!

Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan


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A widow with two children, Tempest Whitney has had to mortgage everything to repay the money her husband had stolen. But even as she struggles to hold onto her Utah homestead, a scheming rancher buys up her debts, demanding she either get off his land or marry him. Then a dark-haired stranger shows up, claiming to be her dead husband . . . Buck Maddux spent two years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Now a deathbed promise has brought him to Tempest's homestead. A man without roots, he doesn't plan to stay—or to feel so fiercely protective of this feisty beauty he saves from a hated marriage of convenience. Suddenly, Buck years for a home, a family, a lasting love. But what can he offer Tempest? The surprising answer lies in the forbidding canyons of an ancient Anasazi tribe, where fortune and danger await—along with a passion more precious than gold….

Genre: Historical Western Romance |April 6, 2016 (reprint)| 362pp

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher


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