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When Love Gets in the Way by Janelle Mowery


Cover art: When Love Gets in the Way Reviewer: Trudy Smith
Title: When Love Gets in the Way - 2nd in the Colorado Runaway series
Author: Janelle Mowery
Publisher: Harvest House
ISBN-13: 978-0-7369-2808-3
Release Date: October 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1873/Rockdale, Colorado Territory
Overall Rating: 4.25
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Janelle's Website/Blog: www.janellemowery.com

Grace Bradley’s mother has died and her father desperately wants her to marry the local banker, Frank Easton. Just the thought sends shivers up her spine, Grace can not marry Frank. As pressure builds Grace is forced to take action as a stowaway on Cade Ramsey’s wagon. Grace and Cade’s mothers were dear friends so she’s sure that she’ll be able to make a new home in Rockdale.

On his way back home, Cade discovers trouble in the back of his wagon. He’s determined to take Grace back home, yet wonders what would make her want to run away. But Grace pleads with Cade to take her with him and though he doesn’t understand and it seems that every time Cade is near Grace, he get’s hurt, there’s something about her that has him captivated (though he doesn’t know it yet).

Yes, mishaps happen when Grace is around but none of it is her fault. It’s the timing of this handsome livery owner’s arrival that seems to get in the way. Grace fights the attraction between them, determined to find her own way and independence. But when Frank finds Grace, she finds she needs help and Cade gives her all he can.

Now a crime spree has hit the quiet little town of Rockdale and Frank makes it know to Grace that it will stop if she agrees to marry him. Frank has threatened her friends of Rockdale, her father, Cade, all she loves; Grace does have only one choice.

Cade is trying to understand God’s plan in all this trouble and Grace has known for a long time that God doesn’t answer prayer. So it appears that God has his hands full with a clumsy Grace and a troubled Cade. When “love gets in the way” it doesn’t appear that God is around but His timing just may save the love that these two have for each other.

When Love Gets in the Way is a cute yet action-packed story that will keep you turning the pages fast and furious. One thing after another seems to happen to Grace which inadvertently creates some kind of hurt for Cade. Humor, romance, nail-biting action and inspiration give this tale all the elements of a good story. Ms Mowery has given her readers loveable new characters (at least most of them) as well as letting us know what’s been happening with the characters from the previous book in this series.

I recommend visiting Rockdale; I’ve enjoyed my trips and look forward to the next runaway’s story.


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