Wednesdays I’ll be featuring authors from a Facebook group I am a part of Pioneer Hearts. The authors at Pioneer Hearts have two things in common, we write historical Westerns and we write Romance. You can find almost any heat level there that you’re looking for except erotica. Because of this fact, I’ve added a new little icon on the bottom of my Western reviews, a heat level. So you as a reader know what to expect.
*South of the Border Suspense* *Christian Undertone*
Who will save her from herself?
After helping another girl escape, Mercedes Nobles suffers unspeakable abuse at the Jericho saloon. So when a familiar cowboy rides into town, she jumps at the opportunity to start a new life… even though she carries a secret that could destroy any chance of happiness for either of them.
John Durbin may have turned in his badge, but he still lives by a certain code of honor. That includes returning to a seedy Mexican cantina to rescue a woman who helped his friends escape. However, the tables turn and he finds himself getting married “in name only.”
Struggling with cultural differences, they question how the marriage can survive. Will John sacrifice his faith to make his new wife happy? How will Mercedes redeem herself when John learns of the secret she’s hiding?
*Authentic Mexican recipes found at the end of the book.*
This series is based on the battle that resulted in a border fences between the United States and Mexico, you can read more about it at the end of the novel.
Mimi Milan spent two decades scribbling away in notebooks before realizing her life’s calling was to write. So she returned from Mexico and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Film. She currently resides in the suburbs, making time for God, family, and imaginary friends.
She is a grad student in the MFA Creative Writing program at Queens University.
Heat Rating: 2 flames
There are some serious themes in this novel and I don’t recommend this book for under 16-year-olds, but for mature readers, this is a wonderful story with excellent biblical truth.