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Determined to fulfill her late husband's dream, Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat with the help of her two young sons. But some days it feels as though her every effort is sabotaged. When faced with a loss she cannot afford, she's forced to trust Rand Brookston, the one man in Timber Ridge she wishes to avoid. And with good reason. He's a physician, just like her father, which tells her everything she needs to know about him. Or so she thinks.... Dr. Rand Brookston ventured west with the dream of bringing modern medicine to the wilds of the Colorado Rockies, but the townspeople have been slow to trust him. Just as slow in coming is Rand's dream to build the town a proper clinic. When a patient's life is threatened, Rand makes a choice - one that sends ripples through the town of Timber Ridge. And through Rachel Boyd's stubborn heart.

©2010 Tamera Alexander (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Carrie Fancett Pagels
  • 20-05-12

Wow! Brava, Tamera!

I listened to this as an Audible.com download. I have a Platinum membership. Wow, what a book! The narrator was perfect for this book. She really could not have done the heroine any more justice and she did great with the hero, the heroine’s sons, and the minor characters. No easy feat!
The prologue sets up a spooky mystery that leaves a question hanging in the air – who is the dead man? It is not until you are about a third to halfway through the book when the prologue begins to make sense. I have never read a Tamara Alexander book before. Something she does that I don’t see as often as I would like, is weaving other subplot threads through her story. This is something I do, too, in my own writing but I see far too many books with a simple straight forward plot and little additional subplots or threads and themes. She tied them up beautifully at the end, too, which I always appreciate.
The heroine is a widower with two sons and is having a tough go of things. Her father was a physician and she served as a medical practitioner until the new physician came to town. It is cute how it is clear right from the beginning that the doctor has fallen for the pretty widow but she still hasn’t recovered from the loss of her husband, who died several years earlier.
Great listen, I will probably listen to this again now that I realize what the prologue was all about. I highly recommend this Tamara Alexander book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical romance. Brava, Tamera, both for the story and for the craft in writing!

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  • Peggy Purser Freeman
  • 28-01-18

Heartfelt Writing of Real-Life Emotions

Excellent writing, great plot and more than a prairie romance. Within My Heart brings western expansion to life in characters of faith, courage and honor. The character flaw in Rand is unusual and extremely interesting. It brought the story together in a most interesting way. I also appreciate the way Tamera Alexander handles physical desire. Just as she does other emotions, the author writes of real-life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-17

Best of the series

This is a great conclusion to the three part series. I loved the characters and their struggles.

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  • JayVee
  • 13-03-17

i lovrd it!

i couldn't stop listening. favorite TV shows were ignored, sleep was put aside at times...just to hear more! I believe I've found an author who is a favorite far above all others. She will not disappoint..will cause ypu to experience all kinds of emotions...even cried in certain parts of this wonderfully written book! Enjoy!

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  • Kimberley
  • 15-08-16

Best book of love and faith

Never been able to relate so well. A endless amount of faith, always will remember.

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  • Cecilia McNeil
  • 16-01-16

Loved this book

Great interesting characters! Wonderful storyline Narration was perfect. I hated for this book to end.

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  • Sumfretym
  • 27-12-15

you'll want to read the entire series

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Loved the series. Each novel is a stand alone. But since you get to know all the characters its nice when they return.

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  • Connie
  • 05-07-15

Great trilogy

Very captivating plot and characters are so alive with emotion and fears. Excellent story. Wonderful message. Love this author's storytelling and faith-based novels.

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  • Lonnie Miles
  • 20-06-15

A captivating story.

Excellent story and enjoyed it immensely. this story kept you interested. very well written. fantastic!

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  • Gina
  • 28-03-15

Great

I love the story
I could feel Gods love and mercy life is short God and family is what is important!!