Mollie Anderson has just lost the most
important things in her life. After three months of grieving
for her daughter and building hate for her late husband she
decides it is time to head back to California, where her
daughter is buried and start a new life. On the way she stops
at a deserted rest stop and odd things happen, including a
wind that comes from nowhere. She is knocked out and when she
wakes up at the rest stop her car is nowhere to be found.
What she does find is a wagon train. Determined to believe
that they are re-enactors, even when they offer her
protection. She strikes out with them. Finally accepting that
she is no longer in her time and has somehow time traveled
back to the 1840ís. While she is determined to not get
involved with anyone she does strike a deal with the rugged
Ford Hunter, the only one who believes she is not nuts.
Mollie and Ford are caught in a kiss that
forces their marriage. Mollie reluctantly starts to fall in
love with Ford and his children, who have her heart from the
first time she saw them. But, will she stay in this foreign
time for love, or will she travel back to her own time?
Unspoken Promise is an
interesting look into the hardships of the pioneers of many
Americanís pasts. I loved how Mollie keeps making bargains
with herself to make the overall situation more tolerable.
The author did a wonderful job melding the two different
cultures into one smooth flowing story with heart stopping
actions. I found Unspoken Promise a thought
provoking, enthralling read.