Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fool For Love by Merry Farmer ~ ABG Blog tour with review

  • Series: Montana Romance
  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484176480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484176481

This book is also available as an ebook.

Eric Quinlan was born a cowboy and a rancher and intends to die a cowboy and a rancher.  But when his ranch is in danger of failing, he travels to the wilds of London looking for a business deal to save it.  What he finds there are stuffed shirts, odd manners, and a damsel in distress.

Amelia Elphick’s life is over.  She may have been born a lady, but when she finds herself jilted by a lover who leaves her pregnant and refuses to marry her, she seems destined for a life on the streets.  When her employer’s rough but handsome houseguest, Eric, offers to rescue her from ruin, she has no choice but to say yes, even if it means moving halfway around the world.

But Amelia finds herself saying yes to more than a ticket west.  What starts with a harmless lie tangles Amelia and Eric in a web of desire and deceit that exposes passions and turns their worlds upside-down.  Eric believes Amelia holds the key to saving his beloved ranch and giving him the family he always wanted, but can he save her from the demons of her past without losing himself in the process?

People do foolish things when they’re in love….

My take on this book:
This book is a bit different than most western historical fiction that I read. The author takes Eric Quinlan to England. He goes hoping to find a business partner to save his struggling ranch and instead returns with  Amelia Elphick. When Amelia winds up pregnant she really thought that her beau, whom she had known since childhood would marry her, instead he dumps her. When Eric learns what is going on he offers to take Amelia home to Montana with him, and honestly she has no choice. What does fate have in store for these two?

Interesting characters and a plot that mostly held my attention was what I found within the pages of Fool For Love. I really enjoyed the character development, and thought that Eric was a very likable lead character, and the sparks between Eric and Amelia were just what I expected in a romance. Overall, I was easily transported to the town of Cold Springs and the lives of these characters. While this book is part of the Montana Romance series it can be read as a stand alone work. I would caution there are a few sexual situations but they are well done.I enjoyed reading this book and plan on reading more of the series. 

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Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always having something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Women's Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.
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