A year has passed since a tragic event stole everything from Laura - her husband, her dreams for the future, and her sense of self-worth. Determined to run her farm alone, she resolves to never give in to the man who wants her land, or allow vicious rumors to break her spirit. When a compelling drifter offers his help, Laura must face the insecurities that have prevented her from leading a normal life.
Four long years in prison have given Cade plenty of time to plan his revenge against the man who framed him for murder. When a young widow saves his life, his unexpected attraction to her is a complication he hasn't foreseen. In order to protect her from a common enemy, Cade is forced to hide things from the one person who deserves his honesty the most.
Cade and Laura's mutual attraction opens old wounds and demands they confront their deepest fears. Even as their love grows, Cade's reluctance to be completely truthful might destroy their one chance at finding happiness with each other. Will Laura's trust in Cade be strong enough to overcome the secret he's been keeping, or will the man who is out to destroy them both be victorious in the end?
©2015 Peggy L Henderson (P)2015 Peggy L Henderson
They say she killed her husband. They say she has loose morals.
A powerful man wants her farm and will stop at nothing to get it, even starting damaging rumors to force her to sell. But Laura is determined not to sell, nor let vicious rumors break her spirit.
She has no hope of another marriage because of scars sustained by the fire that killed her husband, so she has only herself to rely on to protect her holdings. Her enemy is becoming bolder in his quest to buy her farm, sending hiring gunman to try to drive her off.
One day she sees a stranger approaching and the 3 gunmen on their way to her farm open fire on him, but he doesn't fall before he kills one of them. They run away and although Laura trusts no-one, other than a few good friends, she brings him and the small boy with him into her house to tend his wounds.
When the gunmen return, not knowing Cade is weak and can hardly stand when he faces them, they want no part of him and turn tail and leave.
Unknown to Laura she and Cade have a mutual enemy; one Cade has come to exact vengeance upon. He first wants to find out why the man wants Laura's farm so badly, so he stays on to help Laura fix things that had fallen into disrepair since her husbands death. He also knows his ward needs stability since taking him from the orphanage a few days ago, which can be found in Laura's care. So, he makes Laura a proposition.
It's an interesting story with a few surprises along the way and at the end.
I enjoyed listening to "In His Touch" once I got used to Cody Roberts' style of reading. He has a nice voice, but his style of reading was a little off-putting at first.
I recommend this book.
Another great work of art by Peggy L. Henderson, accented by the wonderful narration of Cody Roberts. They are a great combination. Peggy has the awesome talent to make us feel like we are right there in the events of the story, and Cody brings it to life! Thank you both so much! Awesome job!! I would highly recommend this to anyone, you will not be disappointed.
This is the second story in the Blemished Brides series and I have to admit, I loved it more than the first one! From the beginning, the storyline pulls you in with a hero who exudes a confidence in himself and in others than would be unexpected of a man who has gone through so much heartache in his life. I loved the heroine and felt for her and the woman she became with Cade.
Cade was my favorite character in this story. I loved the gentleness of his heart and his personal depth that went beyond his looks and pure confidence. I loved that he could love and see beyond what others small-mindedness tried to take from others.
Cody's voice transported you back to a period of time so different from my own. He gave additional life to Cade outside of the sweetness and spiciness that Peggy portrayed on the page. Cody's voice was like honey rolling off the tongue, drawing you in to the story. There was no awkwardness in his voice, no strange pauses or broken names. This was one of the easiest audio books that I've listened to.
In HER Touch
I was given a free book in exchange for an honest review of the audio version of the book. I've read the book previously and enjoyed the story even more while listening to it. Cody's voice made the story even better than the well-written page.
Cody Roberts voice! I love listening to him, no matter which character he is narrating. I love that western twang. I love how he builds up the suspense. He is believable in narrating those dastardly bad guys. The tenderness in his voice, when Cade is talking to Jonah or Laura. The author knows how to pick exactly the right narrator for each of her audio book series and she did very well when choosing Cody for this series.
This is the second book in this audio book series. and I love it as much as the first one, In His Eyes. Cody pulls you in from the very heart stopping beginning, with his voice and you wonder what is going to happen next.
Cade is a wonderful hero, just out of prison with a lot of heartache and trying to recover from past hurts and frustrations. He has a gentle, sensitive and loving heart. Laura, our heroine, is dealing with her own hurts and sorrows. She is strong and determined and working hard to keep her farm from someone who has taken so much from her already and now is determined to take it away too. And than we have adorable little Jonah, who will melt your heart, as you get to know and love him.
Peggy L. Henderson has given us three very lonely and hurting souls, that we can root for as we listen to all the twists and turns of working towards a HEA. This is wonderful love story from a very favorite author, written with a lot of sensitivity and narrated so beautifully. I am looking forward to the third in the series. JudyE
incredible, amazing, beautiful
Cade, because he saw Laura without flaws, & fell in love with her scars & all her strong characteristics, just the incredible woman that she is.
He could speak with clarity even trying different voices for the different characters, intonations were good, good narrator.
I loved the story & felt it was a sensitive topic written with absolute clarity on each of the main characters life dramas being told beautifully. I wanted the kind of love that Cade so easily showed Laura even when she wasn't trusting of him. I wanted to cry, both good & sad tears.
I love all of Peggy Henderson's stories that are out. She was a new to me author just a few short months ago, & I have stayed up nights just to read each book of her's straight through. Today my husband & I listened to this whole audible book & for me it brought it to real life. I would listen to all of her books just to bring them to life.
This audiobook comes out to just under 6 hours, which is shorter than Peggy Henderson's other books. But, the story and characters make up for it, and you aren't left wondering about anything. I read the print version when it was released so this was my second time through. It was just as enjoyable (except I knew all the little secrets!)
Cade has just met Laura after being in prison for four years, for a crime he didn't commit (but would have, you'll see what I mean). Laura is a widow having a rough time in life. I know the series is called "Blemished Brides" but Cade, the man, has his own blemished past to deal with. Really, I felt he was more blemished than Laura.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series!!
I always try to give as honest a review as possible, and I can't think of any reason to give this less than five stars. Cody Robert's voice is PERFECT for western romance. I hope he continues to narrate for this author.
Proud Canadian who loves Jesus, Dogs, Country Music, Lilacs, Gregory Peck movies and audio-books with a HEA.
Cade and Laura are two remarkably strong characters. Although they have both been put through hell by the same man, they both came away from their horrific experiences willing to love and be loved. I find that absolutely remarkable. I really enjoyed taking the journey with them as they found their Happily Ever After. I am anxiously waiting for the next book in the series. I am not sure how Peggy will outdo herself but I know that she will.
This book ranks among the top of all my audiobooks.
This is a moving story by an exceptional author set on a small ranch in Montana in the 1800s. It is about two scarred individuals and a little boy, brought together by chance, and becoming whole through strength born of overcoming adversity and of love.
The narrator brings the author's fantastic story to life with his sexy cowboy drawl and is always such a pleasure to hear.
Cade has his mind set on revenge against the man who caused him to be sent to prison for 4 years for a crime he did not commit. He was headed that way when he came upon a group of men who shot him.
Laura has suffered ridicule for injuries she suffered in a tragic accident a year ago. Now she is being harassed by a man who wants her land. She is stubbornly holding on to it and having to defend herself.
Both of these two have troubled pasts, will their pasts interfere with them being able to find happiness?
Once again, Peggy L. Henderson has outdone herself and written an excellent book. It has everything in it from action, drama, romance, fueding, and friendship. I recommend this book, and I also recommend this series to be read in order.
Cade's determination to live a new life and to give his son a "better" life than Cade had as a child. His devotion to his son was very touching and defined a large part of Cades character.
This book reminds me of Les Misérables a little bit. :)
The one where he shows up late for the 4th of July celebration.
Chapter 11, when Cade tries to convince Laura to reveal her true self to Jacob.
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