Thursday, April 10, 2014

Litfuse Review: Claiming Mariah by:Pam Hillman

 Claiming Mariah
About the Book:
In light of her father's death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father's farm, the only home she's ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father's rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. 

Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home.With the ranch now under Slade's careful eye, he will unearth more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal and murder threatens more than the well-being of the ranch, endangering the lives of those who hold it dear. With days dwindling until the rest of the Donovan clan arrive to the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed alters their futures forever.

About the Author:
Pam Hillman was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove the Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that's the kind of life every girl should dream of! Claiming Mariah is her second novel.

My Review:
After her father's death, Mariah sent a letter out to a family to ask of her father's forgiveness. But little did she expect that the sons of this family would show up on her door step, demanding what they say is rightfully theirs. Her father's ranch, they say was bought with stolen gold that was theirs. She has a hard time believing them, especially the really handsome one. He says since it was his fathers stolen gold, that it is only right for her to hand over the ranch. But he soon see's even after she hands it over, that she has no where to go.

Slade finds Mariah to be very pretty and was almost going to cave, but he can't he's doing this for his father even if his father was dead. With Mariah having no where to go, Slade makes quite a deal with her, one she wants to refuse but can't. Slade has a feeling he is going to regret his decision in making her a deal, but he can't let her just leave with no where to go. Slade has to come up with a way to fix it all.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.