About the Book
Life rips away hope and sweeps her along…until she finds a future worth fighting for.
On the day her mother passes away, Heather Keeton weds a neighbor who promises to provide for her. They journey along the Oregon Trail, but tragedy strikes again. Widowed, alone, and far from home in Oregon Territory, Heather needs work. But where? She determines to use her cooking and baking skills at a logging camp to earn enough to remain independent and, eventually, reach her Porcelain Doll sister, Rebecca.
Land surveyor Zeke Bradley misses being part of a family. A surprise inheritance might open the way for him to settle down and begin a courtship, but he tries to come to the aid of an injured man only to be accused of murder. One wrong move, and he could unjustly swing by his neck from a rope. He flees and hides in a logging camp, waiting for his name to be cleared.
Nothing comes easy at Camp 13 Logging Company, where the work is hard and hazardous. Heather hopes to move on soon, and Zeke longs to be free from his worries. Can these two survivors learn to trust each other before their pasts destroy their future?
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Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
The Ribbon by Cara Grandle has a sad and difficult beginning, but it is the perfect place for Heather’s story to begin.
Heather’s journey is filled with heaviness and heartache, but along the way, she finds protectors, new friends, and love. Zeke is a good man who faces an injustice done to him, causing him to flee. He also meets people along the way who become friends and learns to face his demons.
In these first two books of Grandle’s Sisters of the Porcelain Doll series, it takes several chapters before the hero or heroine even meet. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, I am ready for the romance to start already. On the other, the setup for each character is needed for the rest of the story.
I would have preferred an epilogue featuring Heather and Zeke instead of a look forward to what is most likely the next book. But I can say that the villain in this book was well characterized, and I didn’t feel like the ending was as rushed as the previous book.
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