By Darlene Franklin
Reviewed by Regina Jennings
Clara Farley dreams of opening a school for girls in Maple Notch, Vermont, but her nest egg is threatened by a series of bank robberies. Constable Daniel Tuttle is anxious to prove himself after losing his arm during the war. He has plans to capture the band of thieves, but the net might ensnare Clara's troubled brother. To complicate matters, Clara's plans for her school involve buying Daniel's home place and doing an extensive remodel.
This story is set around a rarely discussed raid in Vermont by the Confederate army. Darlene has done her research and highlights this little known event. In Daniel she gives us a strong hero who is willing to give his lady the space to pursue her own ambitions. Clara is conscientious and faces an unspeakable dilemma with courage and conviction. It's no wonder Darlene remains a reader's favorite year after year.
Thanks, Regina, for that review! As a reminder to our blog readers, LOVE'S RAID is currently available through the Heartsong website, and will be available on Amazon.com in the future.