Within My Heart (Timber Ridge Reflections #3)
Widow Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat and provide for her two young sons, though some days it feels as though her efforts are sabotaged at every turn. When her cattle come down with disease and her sons' lives are endangered, she must turn to Rand Brookston, Timber Ridge's physician and reluctant veterinarian. While Rachel appreciates his help, she squelches...more
WITHIN MY HEART gave me every promise I was looking for and so much more. I didn’t judge this book. Not once did I think about the review, just the absolute ce ...more
To be honest, this particular book took me a long time to read. It wasn't like the first in this series, where I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning desperate to know what would happen and reveling in the sweet romance. I received this book sev ...more
Instead, Within My Heart is the story of love and of loss and of living again. This book sneaks up on you, its vivid scenery and budding romance lowers your guard as the layers of the characters are peeled back. Before you know it, you're hit with an emotional wallop that affects you as deeply as th ...more
Rand struggles with fears from the past, fears that haunt him every night. He's afraid of the dark, sleeping with his lamp on, plagued with traumatic me ...more
I apologize in advance for this lengthy review, but the book was THAT good! There are few books that have ever moved me quite like this one has. The depth and breadth of it is classic Tamera Alexander. She has brought her Timber Ridge Reflections series to a perfect conclusion that was well worth the wait, and in my opinion, her best book yet!
Powerful, gripping, heartrending- these are just some of the words that come to mind as you read this incredible love story. The prologue will leave you st ...more
I loved all the characters in this book. Even the secondary characters. But Rand Brookston was the one that really pulled at my heartstrings. I j ...more
Dr. Rand Brookston has come west, trying to escape the nightmares that wake him up, and make him keep lamps burning constantly. Being buried alive is the mos ...more
Rachel Boyd lost her husband and has been struggling to manage the ranch he left behind along with their two young sons. When her friend and father figure, Ben, becomes gravely ill, she has to put all of her trust in Dr. Rand Brookston, the town physician. Since her father was a doctor too, Rand enlists her help in a difficult surgery to save Ben's life. Rachel is suspicious of Rand, thinking he's as untrustworthy as a doctor, and as disapproving of her, as her father was. Through this ...more
Civil War veteran Dr. Rand Brookston has goals of his own. Setting up his practice in Timber Ridge, he hopes to bring modern medical services to th ...more
I wish I'd known ahead of time that it was part of a series. I haven't read the first two books. And, while I think it probably does stand alone, it has many references to what I assume are character e ...more
A good book asks you to join in on the journey of the characters. I gave my heart and soul to Rachel and Rand's journey, and I was not disappointed. In fact, as embarras ...more
In Tamera Alexander’s book, *Within My Heart*, the plot begins in a traditional manner fo ...more
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Rand is the town doctor, the only one around for 57 miles. When Ben Mullins had a heart attack, Rand and Rachel work together to get him treated, and durin ...more
That said, I couldn't put the darn thing down.
Oh, and the weird sexual overtones at times felt VERY out of place.
Right from the start I knew that Within My Heart was going to be a real tearjerker and by the time the end rolled around I had to break out the tissues. That said ...more
It’s the late 1800s. Rachel Boyd is a widow with two young sons, who is struggling to keep her ranch after her husband dies. Rand Brookston is a doctor who chooses to set up practice in the town of Timber Ridge in ...more
By Tamera Alexander
Published by Bethany House
Deep in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, life unfolds for better or worse for the residents of Timber Ridge. Times were hard, and life – both demanding and unforgiving – waited on no man. With deeply scarred pasts, people made the best of what they had; focused solely on survival and protecting their best interests.
Rachel Boyd, widowed mother of two and ranch owner has her hands full. Between tending to the never ending chores at the ...more
In this particular book we follow widow ...more
Rachel Boyd is desperate to keep her late husband’s dream alive–to have a prosperous ranch to pass down to their two sons. But her determination wanes as she finds herself deeper in debt. Feeling as if she has nowhere to turn, she concedes and asked Dr. Rand Brookston for help. As talented and handsome as Rand ...more