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A Love Forbidden (Heart of the Rockies #2)

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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 th ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Revell
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There is just something about forbidden love that draws me to the story every time, especially when it has to do with Native Americans and the many prejudices they suffered over the years. There was little to compromise when it came to love. If you married you either lived with the tribe and were persecuted, or you lived among the whites and were persecuted. At any rate, I find many historical battles quite fascinating as well as the way different cultures saw things such as marriage, family, an ...more
Amber Stokes
Apr 13, 2012 Amber Stokes rated it liked it
After reading and loving the first book in the "Heart of the Rockies" series, A Heart Divided, I was eager to read this second installment. My attention was once again captured by Morgan's portrayal of the American West and her depiction of a conflict-driven romance. However, the various elements of this story didn't quite come together in a satisfying way for me.

The emphasis on faith above romance - and on not changing one's core identity in order to gain a romantic relationship - is admirable.
Maureen Timerman
May 15, 2012 Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
The cover on this book pulled me in, but it took me awhile to get into the story. The setting of the book is in beautiful Colorado in the late 1870's, and we get to travel through this area with the characters.
Jesse Blackwater and Shiloh Wainwright end up in the same Indian Village, when Shiloh tries to take a job there as a teacher. What a hard life poor Jesse has had and he really touched me....things that should never go on in a child's life, happened to him.
You can feel the sparks fly betwee
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
May 26, 2012 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing


When Shiloh Wainright accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado, she never dreamed of catching up with her old childhood best friend Jesse Blackwater. Though she is thrilled to see him again, and see that he is doing well after his abrupt leave almost ten years ago from her families ranch. Could their friendship rekindle now that they were back together, and now that they were nine years older than before?

Trouble is, Shiloh is f
Vera Godley
May 01, 2012 Vera Godley rated it it was amazing
A quick glimpse at the title of this book conjures up a torrid romance. However, that is not the case in Kathleen Morgan's book, A Love Forbidden.

The story takes place around 1878-79 in Colorado and involves the Ute Indians, the Indian Agency, troubles of a half-breed Indian, and a single white woman, Shiloh Wainwright, who simply wants to help educate the children of the Ute tribes. She accepts a position teaching the Ute children and settles in the White River Indian Agency in Northwestern Col
May 15, 2012 Carissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reviews
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Title: A Love Forbidden

Author: Kathleen Morgan

Series: Heart of the Rockies

Chapters: 20

Pages: 310

Genre: Christian Historical fiction, Christian Historical Romance, Western romance

Rating: 5 Stars

A Love Forbidden is the second book in the Heart of the Rockies series. It however is not really a true squeal to first book, you could read this book without reading the first if you wanted, but if you’re like me then chances are you read books
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
May 26, 2012 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: Revell
Kathleen Morgan is a superbly talented Christian author. I read A Heart Divided some time back, the first book in the Heart Of The Rockies series, and I knew then that I would have to read all the books in this series. Ms. Morgan takes factual historical elements and blends them with richly created, complex plot lines, tosses in sweet, lovable characters and gives her fans a book that will instantly grab your heart and keep you hanging on until the last page.

Shiloh Wainwright is a sweet and lov
Oct 27, 2011 Renee rated it liked it
Kathleen Morgan is such a talented writer. I've read many of her books and have enjoyed each and every one unfortunately A Love Forbidden was not one of my favorites. This series started off with a bang in the form of A Heart Divided with perfect chemistry between the characters, great message in what I felt to be a very entertaining Christian romance. Book 2 I'm afraid suffers from the dreaded sophomore slump. It's not the characters, both Shiloh and Jesse are very likable and I wanted them to ...more
Trinity Rose
May 18, 2012 Trinity Rose rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I’ve read written by Kathleen Morgan and it won’t be the last. From the very first page to the last there wasn’t one page that wasn’t interesting and I was so eager to read, but hated the book to end.
Usually in some books you have some parts that you skip over that aren’t exciting or help the story in any way, but A Love Forbidden was wonderful in every page and every line.
I really like how deep Shiloh’s love runs for Jesse and the Indian people. She puts others ahead o
May 18, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Publisher: Revell
May 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1971-5
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Shiloh Wainwright fell in love with a young man who worked on her father’s ranch when she was a young girl. But he was a “half-breed” and after being falsely accused of attacking the boss’ older daughter, he was whipped and sent away. Now, Shiloh is a grown woman and she has a love for Indians. This takes her to an Indian Agency in Colorado. Shiloh hopes to improve the liv
I didn't like this book as well as the first book in the series. While I did enjoy the historical look at the area and the difficulties between the Indian nation and the Agency, that's about all the book had going for it. Most of the secondary characters were annoying and selfish and at times Jesse and Shiloh did not act in a realistic manner. The book was very slow moving at times and didn't hold my attention much. The romance was practically non-existent, as we got background on Jesse and Shil ...more
Rambling Readers
May 20, 2012 Rambling Readers rated it liked it
A Love Forbidden by Kathleen Morgan immerses readers in the majestic Colorado Rockies during the era of tumultuous relations between Native American tribes and settlers. The plot is fraught with danger and tension with some unexpected detours along the way. I initially expected more focus to be placed on Shiloh's attempts to educate the Ute children, but a significant portion of the novel is spent away from the Indian camps. The deteriorating Indian-white relations ignite a rapid plot progressio ...more
Victor Gentile
May 21, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Kathleen Morgan in her new book, “A Love Forbidden” Book Two in the Heart Of The Rockies series published by Revell takes us to the Colorado Rockies in 1879.
From the Back Cover: They’re from two different worlds. Can love cross the divide?

Moved by a compassionate heart and the desire for adventure, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainwright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. Eager to use her skills to help improve the lives of Ute Indian chi
Renae Sattazahn
Sep 02, 2012 Renae Sattazahn rated it really liked it
"A Love Forbidden" is the second in the Heart of the Rockies series by Kathleen Morgan. Morgan is an experienced writer, and you may recognize her name from some of her earlier series, such as These Highland Hills or Brides of Culdee Creek.
This particular series is one you can jump into mid-stream and never know you missed the first book. I didn't have the opportunity to read book one, "A Heart Divided," and didn't realize it until just now. I love it when an author does such a good job of inclu
A Love Forbidden is the second book in the Heart of the Rockies series, the first being A Heart Divided. After reading and greatly enjoying the first book, I had very high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, even though the story was still good, I was a little let down with it.

I loved the characters of Nick and Cord in A Heart Divided, but they played such a small role in this book. When they were mentioned, which was hardly ever, they didn't even seem like the same people.

There was a bit
As a young girl of 12, Shiloh Wainwright befriends a Ute Indian named Jesse, a hired ranch hand. 17 year old Jesse is a 'half breed', part Ute, part White and is not treated very kindly among the white community apart from his friendship with Shiloh.

False accusations come against Jesse and he is punished unfairly, whipped and beaten. Shiloh intervenes just shy of Jesse's death. Jesse gathers himself and leaves, never returns but is always near Shiloh's heart.

9 years later, educated Shiloh head
Apr 14, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: revell-blog-tour
A Love Forbidden (Book 2 in the Heart of the Rockies series) is a compelling, historical novel filled with elements of adventure, tension, faith, and romance. The book seemed a little slow at first, but things really picked up about a third of the way in. That's where the story really grabbed my interest, and I was pulled into the action. There were several tense moments throughout the book, as well as the passionate moments that romance fans love!

Kathleen Morgan has done a fantastic job fillin
Apr 28, 2012 Angelc rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars

I was really drawn in by the summary of this one, I really like reading this type of story in this time period and setting. However, the story seemed a little slow for me. I really wanted to like it, but I kept finding myself trudging through lots of political facts when i wanted to read about the feelings of the characters. The book is based on real events, so I can see how the author got caught up in explaining all the facts of the situations. However, I would have preferred those eve
Jun 08, 2012 Lauri rated it it was amazing
They're from two different worlds. Can love cross the divide?

Moved by a compassionate heart and the desire for adventure, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainwright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. Eager to use her skills to help improve the lives of Ute Indian children, she looks forward to a fulfilling, independent life on the Colorado frontier.

But her new job isn't what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in t
May 19, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing

“A Love Forbidden” is definitely going to be a re-read.

I loved the plot that swirled about Jesse and Shiloh, their heart-melting romance, and the family drama. Shiloh was girlish and sweet yet entertainingly bull-headed and exasperatingly tenacious. Jesse was dark and brooding, protective and ferocious, and of course, highly infuriating in his stubborn ways. Generally, two characters like this is enough to make me thoroughly enjoy a quick read and happily write a positive review.

However, there
May 19, 2012 TAMMY CUEVAS rated it liked it
In Kathleen Morgan's second book of her "Heart of the Rockies" series, Shiloh Wainwright sets out on her own to the Colorado frontier to teach the children of the Ute tribe. There she renews her acquaintance with Jesse Blackwater, whom she has not seen since he was the victim of bigotry and cruelty at the hands of her family years before. Her feelings for Jesse have not lessened, but make matters more difficult for her in her new position.

Before I say anything else, let me admit that Christian r
I really enjoyed the romance in this book. It was sweet and tender against some pretty dire circumstances. I felt they connected despite immense differences in culture, upbringing, and religion. Even though I felt that connection between them, I'm glad the author didn't make it instantly all good and roses. Jesse and Shiloh differed in opinion on what it meant to be married, had differing views on how good and not so good relations were between the Indians and whites, and disagreed pretty strong ...more
May 21, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it
Set in northwestern Colorado, in the 1870's we meet young independent Shiloh Wainwright. A young woman on a mission! She was headed to the White River Indian Agency to teach the Ute Indian children there in the agency. She is delighted to find her childhood friend Jesse Blackwater, but dismayed to find that all is not as represented at the Agency. There is much unrest among the Utes, and it is a boiling pot, ready to boil over. Another disappointment is the fact that Jesse seems determined to do ...more
Ever since having Jesse Blackwater as a friend when she was a child, Shiloh Wainwright has felt a need to help out the Ute Indians. When there is an opportunity to teach Ute children on a reservation in Colorado, Shiloh jumps on it even though she has doubts about her abilities. It soon becomes apparent that her doubts may be founded when Shiloh must visit each chief to have their approval to teach the Ute children. The chiefs are hesitant to allow any white influence in their villages because o ...more
Jan 12, 2013 Kathryn rated it liked it
I liked this second book in the Heart of the Rockies series. It moved a little slower at times than the first book, but still had moments of suspense that kept you riveting on what would happen next.

Shiloh accepts the job to go the colorado area and work at the White water indian agency to help the ute indian learn to read and write to prepare them to defend themselves and their ways from the white man that would take advantage of them. She is met by opposition: internally as she reunites with h
Tamara Tilley
May 25, 2012 Tamara Tilley rated it liked it
A LOVE FORBIDDEN was a good story, especially for those with historical interests. But, as for the romance, it left me a little bit wanting.

Shiloh Wainwright enjoys adventure and wants to use her teaching skills for good. When she accepts a job to teach Ute Indian children, she realizes only upon her arrival that she wasn’t told about the obstacles that were plaguing the Agency encampment. Convincing the Ute’s to allow their children to be taught by the same people who are forcing them to give u
May 29, 2012 Cafelilybookreviews rated it liked it
This is book two in the Heart of The Rockies series. I didn’t read the first book so I’m not sure how much impact that would have had on my enjoyment of this story, but for some reason I had a hard time connecting with this book. It seemed very predictable, and I felt like I knew the ending of the story, right from the first chapter.

The story is sweet, and the characters are endearing, but it many ways it reminded me of a “Dr Quinn Medicine Woman” episode. The book focuses on Shiloh Wainwright
Diane  Holm
May 20, 2012 Diane Holm rated it it was amazing
Love Locked Away

Shiloh Wainwright, a girl that followed her heart, became a woman that wouldn’t give up. Leaving her old life behind she braves the wilds of the Colorado Rockies of 1879 to become a teacher at a mission for Ute children. Struggling to get more than one child to come to school becomes a greater challenge that Shiloh expected. Working hard to convinve the families she apeals with her best efforts, but makes only small headway. Danger quickly escallates as unrest grows between the U
Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
May 20, 2012 Andi Newberry ~Tubbs rated it it was amazing
Shiloh is drawn to Jessie when she sees him as a young girl. Her sister Jordan causes problems for Jessie from the beginning.
When Shiloh accepts the teaching position with the White River Indian Agency she sees Jessie again. Shiloh being white and Jessie being a Ute creates unimaginable tension. Nathan Meeker the agent for the White River Indian Agency was not friendly at all to the Ute's or trying to make things more compatible between the Ute's and the whites.
I was horrified at the massacre,
Ashley Dawn
May 25, 2012 Ashley Dawn rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. Shiloh takes a teaching position in Colorado. It turns out that the agency isn't all they represent themselves to be. She has a friend who is Ute, Jesse Blackwater, that she has known since childhood. He fears for her safety and their friendship begins to turn into something more.

I loved how the author shows the difference between the Ute and white ways of life and that the characters get to experience those. The attraction between Jesse and Shiloh is very well written an
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 16, 2014 10:28AM  
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Kathleen began her career writing contemporary romances and soon moved to historical and futuristic romances. She sold her first book, a futuristic romance, in April 1990 while stationed in Korea as an Army nurse. Additional romances soon followed, until she had sold a total of fifteen books in the general mark
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