Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Season of Forgiveness by:Templa Melnick

 Season of Forgiveness
About the Book:
A Christian Western/Romance novel for women. What was it like for women in the west, especially in the gold-rush boom towns of the Colorado Rocky Mountains at the beginning of the 20th century, when families were moving into settlements dominated by saloons and brothels? As conflicts arise between miners, land owners, bankers, railroad tycoons, Indians, and lawmen, what impact could one ranching woman have, who knows how to ride, shoot, love and pray? The first novel in a new fiction series, "Seasons in Riverbend."

About the Author:
Templa Melnick lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris. Together, they have raised three sons and a menagerie of animals. Templa loves history, out-of-the-way museums, and dusty attics filled with forgotten treasures. She's always ready to listen as old timers talk about how things were back in their day. Raised in the mountains of Colorado and influenced by colorful family memoirs, these elements naturally weave their way into her stories.
 
My Review:
 During of time of such great adversity and uncertainty, the turn of the 20th century brought great hope and promise but as stated in God's word---it doesn't mean that there weren't times of hardship that lie ahead for His children. And Season of Forgiveness gives us a glimpse into those rough and tumble times. The women of the west during that time had hard times just as the men did in their lives. They were to try and make due and stretch what little they were given and make it enough for their families and that was most often not the easiest things to do. But these women learned real quick to rely on God for their strength.

 As each of the women showcased in Season of Forgiveness did what they had to you will see a common thread that was bred into many during such hard times as it were back in those days and that common thread is hang on to God with all you got. The west brought great fortune but it also brought worldly things, times, and situations that in some instances were hard to believe or even ignore and this story is one that will show you how the two were able to co-exist. The author was able to clarify a deep longing in the hearts of each woman perfectly as a point to really understand each of their roles and how they relate to the overall plot line. I would really like to read more of her writings, she is a very well rounded author with vivid characters that seem to come alive with each turn of the page.

 If you would like to learn more, you can at this link.

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