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Monday, February 14, 2011

Journey to Riverbend - book review

Michael Archer is nothing if not a man of his word. Though he was unable to save Ben Carstairs, Michael is determined to carry out Ben’s dying wish: to be reconciled with his father. Unfortunately, Sam Carstairs, one of the most ruthless businessmen on the frontier, has no use for his own son, much less a man of God seeking reconciliation.

Soon after arriving in Riverbend, Michael meets and falls for the stunning Rachel Stone while waiting for Sam to return from a business trip. Beautiful yet guarded, Rachel seems to be running from a past as dark as Michael’s.
When word reaches town that Sam has been kidnapped on the stagecoach home, Michael offers to join the search party formed by the local sheriff. With a budding romance behind him and a dangerous rescue ahead of him, he sets out on the trail, determined to complete his journey no matter the cost.

Henry McLaughlin is the 2009 winner of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer's Guild Operation First Novel Contest.  He has written an amazing story with Journey to Riverbend.  You will find yourself out in the old west, awaiting action from the cowboys of days long gone.  This book shows God's amazing grace and how forgiveness is the key to relationships.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and really hope that the author left the ending the way he did so that there will be a second book. 

*Disclaimer* I was not paid for this review. I was sent a free book in exchange for my review.  Thank you to Tyndale publishers for the book.


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