Monday, February 3, 2014

Book Review: The Convict and the Cattleman by Allison Merritt

January 6th 2014

Our Review:

What a beautiful and realistic love story.
I was hooked by page one. After trying to steal a few pennies for some food for her family, Bridget is sentences to 7 years imprisonment in Australia. 

Jonah owns his own cattle farm, and after the death of his sister he is left with a her newborn baby and no-one to help raise her. He travels to the factory (prison) to find an old lady to help him. When he leaves he is travelling with a beautiful young woman that leaves him guessing himself.

For 4 weeks they slowly get to know each other. Bridget is loving spending time with Jonah and the baby but is finding it hard to deal with the fact that she will be returning to the factory soon. 

As fate would have things on the farm take a turn...
A definite must read!!

5 Stars from me.

Book Description:

His love is the key to her release. Sentenced to seven years of servitude in the penal colony of New South Wales, Bridgit Madden is thrust into a world unlike anything she's known, dangers she never imagined and enemies with their own interests at heart. Certain the conviction has ruined her chances of ever having a real family, she is fearful of her future.

Despite his reluctance to take in a convict, grazier and pioneer cattleman Jonah Andrus needs a servant to care for his orphaned niece. When presented with Bridgit, who is far too beautiful and distracting, he initially tries to refuse. However, with a busy cattle station to oversee, he needs help right away.

Upon her first meeting with Jonah's niece, Bridgit immediately falls in love with the baby and hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding her birth. As she gets to know her employer better, Bridgit makes it her mission to remind him that family is priceless. When it seems as though she might have found the place she truly belongs, their love is threatened by lies and deceit, and both of them might lose everything they hold dear for a second time.

Review written by Jacqui