BLESSING
by Deborah Bedford

August 2005
ISBN: 0-373-78546-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Steeple Hill
Trade Paperback
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Tin Cup, Colorado, 1882, Uley Kirkland is hiding more than just a head full of hair under her cap, Uley is hiding her true identity. When you are the only lady in a mining town full of miners, you need to do whatever is necessary to protect yourself.


Aaron Brown came to Tin Cup with only one purpose in town and that was to bring down the marshal. After it was finished he planned to ride out of town and nobody would have been able to pin it on him. He hadn’t planned on someone jumping him as he lifted his gun.


When Uley saw Aaron attempting to draw his gun on the marshal she knew she needed to do something. Aaron realized almost immediately this was not a boy, but a girl. After being hauled to the jail, Uley visited Aaron , she made him promise to never tell her secret, which he did.


Uley was falling for Aaron, but she was smart enough to know she and Aaron had no future in Tin Cup. In fact, Aaron was facing the hang man's noose and all because of her.


This was the most heart warming love story I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time. You understood Uley’s situation, why she had to dress as a boy. You also knew Aaron wasn’t a bad person, he was just trying to right a wrong. This book tugs at your heartstrings, you really want something good to happen for both Uley and Aaron.


I highly recommend Blessing for everyone.


Reviewed in July 2005 by Pat.

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