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August 11, 2013


BRIDE OF THE HIGH COUNTRY                           4 STARS
A Runaway Brides Novel
Book Three
by Kaki Warner


 Kaki Warner’s newest novel in the series about unlikely brides who make their way west—and find love where they least expect it…

Margaret Hamilton escaped the Irish slums of Five Points as the ward of a wealthy Manhattan widow, but only marriage can make her future secure. Railroad mogul Doyle Kerrigan needs a well-connected wife. It seems a perfect match...until a shocking revelation sends her fleeing from the wedding reception.

Desperate to make a fresh start, Margaret takes on a new identity and heads West, finally stopping in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, a dying mining town of little interest to anyone. Here, she finds new purpose, beloved friends to replace the family she’s lost, and a home at last.

But two men from Margaret’s past are on her trail. One is seeking vengeance, the other truth. When they both arrive in Heartbreak Creek, she must choose between the town she has come to love, and the man who might finally capture her heart…. 

If you haven't read this book you are missing out on this novel of romance and history. I fell in love with the book within just a few pages. The romance in this book is so very heartwarming. Lucinda had had such a horrid life and now she has someone who truly loves her, but she fights him every inch of the way.  I don't believe at this point, Lucinda has reached her lowest low. Ms. Warner has done a fantastic job of describing the places, characters and times. This is the third installment in the series.  I haven't had the luxury of reading the first two but this one can definitely be a stand alone. This was a happy and sad novel in one.  I could understand why Lucinda though Rylander was a bad man.  She was in a way poisoned against men.  In time she figures things out. Lucinda after time with Rylander became a strong, independent woman who accomplished a lot. Did this happen because she had a good man beside her? Even when the book is winding down, you feel that there has to be more.  That is to me a sign of a good book written by an author who knows how to hold her readers captive. I would like to see everyone read this book.  It's a well written romantic and historic book. Step into Lucinda's shoes and follow her life.  Quite a trip.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

I loved the cover and would give it 4 STARS.

I was given a complimentary copy of BRIDE OF THE HIGH COUNTRY by Kaki Warner from Manic Readers for this unbiased review.


Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the Historical Romance Author, Kaki Warner inspiration for the backdrop of her novels - the wide-open spaces of historic New Mexico Territory.

Several years ago after their two children had left for college, Kaki and her husband, Joe, moved from the city to their hilltop cabin overlooking the scenic Methow Valley. Kaki now spends her time gardening, hiking, reading, writing, and soaking in the view from the deck with her husband and floppy-eared hound dog.

~Chosen by Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2012~ 

Kaki Warner is the 2011 RITA Winner for Best First Book for PIECES OF SKY.

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