Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review of Borrowed Light by Carla Kelly

Synopsis: "Julia Darling never expected to cook for some cowboys in Wyoming, but when she breaks off her engagement in Salt Lake City, it's the perfect opportunity for her to escape. Determined to stick the job out, Julia faces her biggest challenge yet letting go of borrowed light to find her own testimony. Set in the early 1900s, this is one romantic adventure you ll never forget!"

My Review: This one really caught me off guard. Whenever I get a little homesick I try to pick up a western book (usually romance and preferably based in my home state of Wyoming), so I was very excited to read this one. Little did I know that religion book. It was still a great historical western romance but it pushed the mormon religion hard, in fact it was so relevant in the story it really became a character all its own. Once you got use to that it was a great story. The characters were well developed and you really become attached to each of them. I loved the story line and the banter between the MCs. Carla Kelly takes you on quite a roller coaster of emotions and really seemed to understand the hardships of the time period and the area the story takes place.

My Rating: Like I said this one really caught me off guard, not exactly what I was looking for at the time. I think a little more of a warning as to what the book consisted of would have been good. Unfortunately the pushing of  the unexpected element brought the book down a little but the great setting and characters helped me through the book.  I give Borrowed Light Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

But please take into mind if you want to read this book that the Latter Day Saints/Mormon religion is very very prevalent in this book.


  1. I'm LDS but when it's pushed and a huge part in books even I get annoyed. I don't know why but it does.

  2. I don't think I would have minded so much if it was pointed out before I read the book. I have read some Christian romances and fantasy books lately but I was prepared for it and in the right mindset. This one was also a lot more prominent than even those categorized as Christian. Oh well it was still a good book with an interesting story line and great characters.