What happens when the world as you know it ends, for the second time?! Do you have the courage to pick up the pieces and find happiness in a world that is not your own? Abby, known as Glowing Sun by the Native American tribe that took her in and raised her after her white family was killed by fever, has witnessed the massacre of her tribal family and now has no where to go except with Wade Sawyer.
Wade, a cowboy who found God after traveling down the path of drunkenness, finds himself having to return the absuive father who raised him and sent him down the path of drink. But his father has been injured, his ranch is not being worked and Wade must come to terms with his past.
I love Abby’s strength and refusal to show weakness. After witnessing the slaughter of her tribe Abby decides to travel with Wade, a cowboy who saved her before but only until she decides to go somewhere else. She slowly accepts some of the habits of what she considers the crazy white people, even going so far as to wear a gingham dress but she refuses to give up her knife and pulls it on anyone she considers a threat. Slowly, both her and Wade begin to realize that true strength is found in quietly standing up for oneselves in the face of adversity and not in forcing your will on others. Several of the characters found in this third book of the trilogy were in the first two books. Wildflower Bride was a great read with Abby beliveably struggling to find her place in the world, she doesn’t really belong with the tribe but she doesn’t fit in with the white either and I want to read the rest of the trilogy.
Montana Marriages Trilogy:
The Husband Tree
Title: Wildflower Bride
Author: Mary Connealy
Format: Paperback, ebook
Page Nos.: 320
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date: May 2010
Available for purchase: Amazon.com
**I received a copy of this book from Net Galley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.