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Julia Darling never expected to cook for some cowboys in Wyoming, but when she breaks off her engagement in Salt Lake City, it's the perfect opportunity for her to escape. Determined to stick the job out, Julia faces her biggest challenge yet — letting go of borrowed light to find her own testimony. Set in the early 1900s, this is one romantic adventure you'll never forget!
- Published: February 2011
- Pages: 416
- Size: 4¼" x 7"
About the Author
A newcomer to Cedar Fort, Inc., Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America.
Recently, she’s been writing Regency romances (think Pride and Prejudice) set in the royal Navy’s Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars between England and France. She comes by her love of the ocean from her childhood as a Navy brat.
Carla’s history background makes her no stranger to footnote work, either. During her National Park Service days at the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Carla edited Friedrich Kurz’s fur trade journal. She recently completed a short history of Fort Buford, where Sitting Bull surrendered in 1881.
Following the “dumb luck” principle that has guided their lives, the Kellys recently moved to Wellington, Utah, from North Dakota and couldn’t be happier in their new location. In her spare time, Carla volunteers at the railroad and Mining Museum in Helper, Utah. She likes to visit her five children, who live here and there around the United States. Her favorite place in Utah is Manti, located after a drive on the scenic byway through Huntington Canyon.
And why is she so happy these days? Carla looks forward to writing for an LDS audience now, where she feels most at home.
by Customer - reviewed on April 12, 2012
It was a good book. I thought the ending pushed the boundaries of believable but I enjoyed the book.
by Frances - reviewed on June 13, 2012
The book was enjoyable and you get to really like the characters. The ending is a bit forced with the many problems they encounter but I liked the book. One of the better written LDS books.
by Danielle - reviewed on March 14, 2011
This story was wonderful. I laughed and cried. I enjoyed reading about how Julia had to find out for herself if she believed the gospel to be true, and how her example helped to encourage Paul to do the same. I will read this again, and again. Excellent!
6 out of 5 stars! A MUST READ!
by Amanda - reviewed on April 26, 2012
I have let this book down by not reviewing it before now. This book changed my life, really. I loved everything about it. Julia's struggle with faith after leaving her strong family is real. I find comfort in the pages reading about struggles that are relatable and true today! Plus the story is AMAZING! I'd give this book 6 out of 5 stars!
Great message & wonderful story!
by Customer - reviewed on January 31, 2012
This is a great read, especially if you like old western settings. The message of the story is that we all need to find and rely on our own individual testimonies and the author portrays this beautifully with realistic examples and lovable characters that provide authenticity to the setting and time period. Although not heavy in the novel, the romance aspect was very well done, not cheesy. Fun and thoughtful read!