The Hope of Azure Springs – Rachel Fordham

Life is a never-ending cycle of run here and wait, run there and wait, etc. At least that is what it is for me. So during the running the waiting I read this book and darn Ms. Fordham’s hide, I was in the doctor’s office waiting room when I reached an emotional section and had strangers stare at me because I was crying.

This is definitely an enjoyable read with many ups and downs. The heroine and hero are delightful, and the secondary characters ones you want to call family, too.

Genre: Historical Romance, Azure Spring, IA 1881

The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

I loved the slow pace of this book and sometimes the mushi and sentimental calls to a simpler life. It’s good enough to draw you in and keep you interested as you see a wholesome family and an investigation of who shot a young girl and then a small buddying romance.

She knew he didn’t find her attractive—he’d as good as called her plain. Never had she expected him or anyone else to be attracted to her. Had she been elegant and graceful, she would not have ridden the train for so long. Someone would have wanted her. She knew she was still that same girl. Caleb was kind, though, and he made her laugh and feel young and carefree.

Em stood alone, listening to the sound of him leaving, her face warm where he’d touched her. Putting a hand to her cheek, she savored the moment. So rarely had she been touched or held. The smallest acts seemed to send life rushing through her. Smiling into the darkness, she felt the happiness of the moment seep into her very soul.

Sheriff Caleb Reynolds is the sexy hottie securing justice for the waifish and injured Em. He’s determined to solve every case put before him in order to impress his parents and make a name for himself. Caleb expects to succeed. What he doesn’t expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.

Never would he wish her away, back to her barn and rats, back to her lonely existence. Everything in him wanted to help her. Something genuine about her drew him in. She’d changed him over the last few weeks, and he was grateful for it.

3/5 for this mushi love story.

“Don’t let anyone else decide which kind of beautiful is right for you. You find a girl who brings out the best in you. Who you can see a happy future with. That’s your kind of beautiful.”



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