Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cover Focus: A Love Forbidden

A Love Forbidden by Kathleen Morgan


Book blurb from : Moved by the desire for adventure and a yearning to help the Ute Indians, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. The new job, however, isn't what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in the cross fire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian Agent, and the unrealistic demands of the US government. Her unexpected encounter with Jesse Blackwater, an embittered half-breed Ute and childhood friend, only complicates matters as they battle their growing feelings for each other amidst the spiraling tensions threatening to explode into a catastrophic Indian uprising.
Set amongst the wilds of the Colorado Rockies in 1879, this is a tale of a forbidden love and a faith tested in the cauldron of intolerance and the harsh realities of life on the untamed frontier. Bestselling author Kathleen Morgan deftly explores themes of mercy, fidelity to one's beliefs despite what others think or do, and compassion for those different from oneself as she plumbs the depths of the human heart and the healing power of God's love.”

Why I like this cover: This cover probably appeals most to those people who have pink as their favorite color (which isn’t me – I’m all for blue), but I like it anyway. J I would love to see this girl smile…I think that then she would be absolutely beautiful. She looks almost wistful, or thoughtful…maybe reminiscent. And all those auburn ringlets down her back! I can’t figure out how these people get their hair to stay up so prettily. Isn’t it neat how her hair ends exactly where the ruff of her blouse dips on her back? It’s a very interesting ruff. And then a skirt, some mix between sage green and maybe something else. From what I can see of it, it looks like a fairly easy outfit to wear, something you could be fairly active in, as much as you can be active in a long skirt. And then the background is such a pretty sky. Very pink and orange and purple. The landscape too…looks like fall to me, with those yellow and orange trees. Such a pretty river! I’d love to see the whole picture of it. J


Nelly M. said...

Oh! She is sooo pretty! ;) Your right, the colors blend together very well. =) I always wonder how their hair doesn't get tangled up or hard to manage when they have it down like that in movies set in that time period! =D

Charity U said...

Nelly, good point! Guess it shows that period dramas aren't always completely accurate... :)

Canada said...

Based loosely on actual historic events, "A Love Forbidden" chronicles a period of American history that does not always show the white man in the best light. As the settlers steadily moved west, their quest for more and more land forced the native Indians off their hunting grounds onto reservations. Sometimes misguided but good intentions and sometimes greed or racism inspired the government's attempts to tame the savages which ended in disaster most of the time. In "A Love Forbidden" relations between the Ute Indians and the White River Indian Agency were strained at best. Government promises to the Utes had not been fulfilled and they were being manipulated in order to receive the supplies they so desperately needed to survive under the government's new regulations. Both sides were truly in a no-win situation.