August 21, 2008
Rating: 4 Cups
Alisha Faraday saw Mitch ride out of her life five years ago, yet she never forgot him. He told her stories about the Apache life that his mother once told him then comforted her after her mother’s death. He pledged his love, but after he left, she never heard from him.
Mitch Garret left home leaving a past behind he wanted to forget, except for Alisha. Right after he got a Wyoming cattle ranch, he sent for her but she refused to join him, claiming she was in love with another man.
Alisha is the schoolmistress of Canyon Creek and engaged to Roger Smithfield, a good man, and ambitious. When Mitch returns, Alisha’s feelings for him still burn within her heart. Mitch only came home because of his father’s death. He is aware of the looks and speculations the townspeople send his way. They need a sheriff but he is not interested, then changes his mind. Alisha wonders why he never sent for her but Mitch insists he did. Will Alisha really go through the marriage to Roger, when her heart sincerely belongs to Mitch or will Mitch do everything to win her back once the truth is revealed?
Madeline Baker has a style of writing that always pulls me immediately into a story. She has a captivating way of enfolding her audience into Alisha and Mitch’s life, permitting these two vibrant characters to leap from the pages. I was smitten with Alisha and Mitch in their expressions and their lifestyles they each have endured. Ms. Baker brings life and tenacity, into Apache Flame. She weaves a magical spell of a read, with a magnificent plot, genuine characters, and wonderful twists and turns that keep the story flowing smoothly in this powerful tale.
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