Friday, May 23, 2014

SUNNY - BLOG TOUR: Blue Horizon by Hildie McQueen

Blue Horizon
(Shades of Blue #4)
by Hildie McQueen 


Josiah McClintock finds himself at a crossroads. A choice between remaining in Alder Gulch or returning to his previous life. A life that he's kept hidden from everyone, including Laura, the woman in his care after a terrible tragedy. 

Laura Foster isn't sure she has a reason to live after so many losses. Although she doesn't understand why Josiah insists on being her protector, his presence in her life becomes the only beacon of hope for a future. 

Will they be able to ever come together and when they do will their love overcome secrets, tragedies and the danger that looms? 

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Blue Horizon is book #4 in the Shades of Blue series.  It is a novella.  Having not read the previous three books, I found myself a bit lost in the story.  I would not recommend this as a stand alone.  There are many characters in the context of this book whose stories seem necessary in telling this one.  Having said that, let me comment on the story itself.  

Hildie McQueen paints a stark portrait of the pioneers of the West.  It is a violent, dangerous, lonely landscape, where families and neighbors depend on each other for survival. She captures those nuances very well.  

This is a simple love story of two people who have experienced deep loss.  They find a gentle succor in one another.  The story of Josiah and Laura is pretty straightforward, although it is of note that a lot seems to happen "off the page".  I enjoyed it enough that it peaked my interest in the first three books.  I am curious and look forward to finding out more about the Cole family.  

Thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

About The Author

Hildie McQueen loves storytelling and unusual settings, pair that with humor and you've got an idea of what her writing is like.  She makes sure action, intrigue, and sizzling romance add up to a story, her readers won’t soon forget.  Her favorite past-times are traveling, shopping and reading. She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt and two unruly Chihuahuas.

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