A Heart Divided

Written by Kathleen Morgan
Review by Rebecca Cochran

In 1878 Colorado, everyone knows of the decades-old feud between the Caldwells and the Wainwrights. Sarah Caldwell’s father is obsessed with revenge, so much so that he begins cattle rustling the Wainwrights’ herd. When Sarah reluctantly agrees to help out in his latest scheme, she meets Cord Wainwright, who is determined to put a stop to her father once and for all. Cord makes a citizen’s arrest, and Sarah winds up being held prisoner at the Wainwright ranch. As time passes, Sarah realizes she is on her own. She begins to make a home with the Wainwrights, and when she inadvertently falls in love with Cord, she finds herself in more trouble than ever.

Torn between her newfound love and her family loyalties, Sarah struggles to find understanding, forgiveness, and the strength to start a new life. This gentle story focuses on family binds, loyalty, love, and faith. With subtle Christian undertones and a Western flair, the first in Morgan’s new “Heart of the Rockies” series is a pleasant, albeit slightly predictable read.