23 February 2013
Book Review Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman
In light of her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.
With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he will unearth more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal and murder threatens more than the well-being of the ranch, endangering the lives of those who hold it dear. With days dwindling until the rest of the Donovan clan arrive to the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed alters their futures forever.
Another really good book by Pam Hillman. This time we the story revolves around Mariah Malone who after her fathers death has decided to right a wrong. Slade Donovan is the son of the man her father wronged and is out to get what he believes should be his families. We see what happens due to something their fathers did and the fall out. Slade wants his family to have the home they always deserved and hasn't thought of what that will mean to Mariah and her family. I love the story and there are other characters like Slade's brother who threatens to steal the show at times. I was drawn to Mariah and her fighting spirit and also felt for Slade. There are a few misunderstandings due to assumptions which were interesting. Really loved the book and can't wait to read more books by Pam.