on patrol with his unit, Captain Jonathan Parker came upon a burned-out home place in the Dakota Territory. The only person
he found was a woman who had been beaten until almost dead. CPT Parker and his men took her back to their fort and prayed
that Dr. Nathan Thomas could save her life.
Days later, when she regained consciousness, she was pleading for someone to find her son, Timmy, a kidnapped five-year
old little boy. The attack was by the people known as Comancheros. Their vicious attack on the woman named Sonora was meant
to leave her dead. The boy’s father had paid these violent men to steal his son from his mother.
Ms. Elaine Bonner has created a unique plot with several
secondary cast members endearing themselves in the storyline. The small group at Fort Benton was a close-knit bunch. The commander,
CPT Parker, was a Christian and, while he didn’t force his religion on anyone else, he lived it and won the respect
of his friends because of his faith. He was diligently asking the Lord for a godly wife, but he couldn’t believe that
Sonora was that woman because she did not demonstrate a strong belief in God. There was another woman, Amanda, who ran the
general store, who had been in love with CPT Parker for years. What would become of that friendship?
This story took place from the Dakota Territory to Canada
and all points between. The author has given a beautiful word picture of the many landscapes the people traveled. I found
the scenery very interesting and it fit well with the featured story. Ms. Bonner has done a terrific job of telling the inspirational
story about Fort Benton’s commanding officer without compromising true Christian values. The inspirational part of this
story is presented with a sensual slant that is stunning and left me awaiting more. I believe that anyone would love this
Overall rating: 4 1/2 hearts
Sensuality rating: Sweet
Brenda Talley of The Romance Studio
February 19, 2008