Liza Fitzpatrick is stunned when her fiancée finally arrives in Oregon City — with amnesia. Matthew Dean refuses to honor a marriage proposal he doesn’t recall making, but Liza needs his help to bring in the harvest, and maybe she can help him remember…
Matthew is attracted to the spirited Liza, and as she tries to help him regain his old memories, the new ones they’re creating together start to make him feel whole. Even as he falls for her again, though, someone’s determined to keep them apart. Will his memory return in time to save their future?
My imagination was captivated by this story right from the start. Imagine for just a moment, what would it be like to forget everything? You don’t know your name or anything about yourself. Nothing! Who do you trust? It would be scary.
Of course, it would be just as difficult a scenario for a loved one. To know that the person you love, has no idea who you are. Has no memory of all that you have been through together. It would be heart-wrenching, to say the least.
Liza has a difficult time putting her trust in others. From a young age, she felt that she had to stand on her own and not be dependent on others. She let down her guard and let Matthew in, and now he doesn’t even know who she is.
Matthew is trying to figure out who he is and at the same time fight a growing attraction to Liza. He is a man of integrity. He cares more about Liza and her feelings than just a passing whim. He wants to remember who he is first before they get too entangled.
Someone is trying awfully hard to keep them apart. Who could be behind the mysterious occurrences? Is the sheriff behind the trouble, the town doctor? I was kept guessing various culprits. As it seemed almost everyone had a secret.
I enjoyed reading this sweet story, the touch of mystery kept me engaged. With realistic characters and even a cute kitten, you just can’t go wrong. Look for this book in January!
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About the Author:
I live at the end of the Oregon Trail, so I’ve decided to have fun writing historical inspiration romances set in Oregon and the American West in general. I get to investigate personally all the locales where my stories are set. I enjoy writing historical novels because it’s like getting to visit a different country without leaving home.
My first book, His Forgotten Fiancée, is going to be published by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical in January 2018.