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In light of her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim a ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 2013 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published December 14th 2012)
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Dawn
Mariah Malone is struggling to hold onto her father's ranch. When Slade Donnovan and his brother show up in response to a letter she sent on behalf of her father, Mariah knows that she must pay the consequences of her father's actions. Slade Donnovan is determined to take the land and the ranch that he feels rightfully belongs to his family. As much as he tries to fight it, he finds himself drawn to Mariah, her gentle grandmother, and their quiet faith. Will he let her go or will he fight for he ...more
Paula Vince
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt like sitting back with a good, clean romance set in yesteryear and that's exactly what I got.

Without warning, a brusque young man sweeps into Mariah Malone's front yard and informs her that her childhood home never actually belonged to her family. Her father swindled his over some gold years ago, and it turns out that his father's name was the only one on the deed. He's decided to evict her. Yet although he wants Mariah gone so that he can start over, Slade Donovan isn't heartless enough
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Nov 16, 2014 marked it as used-again-covers  ·  review of another edition
Hmmmm... Now where have I seen this cover before? Wish The publishers would get more creative instead of using ones already used :(
Tima
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mariah sends a letter after her father passes away that could change her life. Upon hearing of a wrong that her father committed before she was born, she writes a letter to apologize to the man he stole from. What she doesn't expect is to find the man's son standing on her front porch with claims to her ranch. But very quickly losing her ranch is only half of her problems. Mariah quickly finds out that not everyone who says they want to help are really trustworthy.

The book is listed as a Christi
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Michelle
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
I was a bit wary of this book because I hadn't read the author's other work. While it is predictable with it's love story, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was written in a way to keep up interest and with a very sweet romance. This book reminded me of Deeane Gist just a tad. I love the western ranch setting in Wyoming and I loved the characters. The grandma in the book is great a solid rock for Mariah along with her stong belief in God. I love how the author incorporated God in the story ...more
Ginger Solomon
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hunky bad-boy hero. Beautiful, desperate heroine. An evil villain. And one plot of land they all want. With these elements Pam Hillman has written us a compelling story. Claiming Mariah brought laughter and tears, compassion and anger, love and hate. This is one I will be keeping to reread.

***Received for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.***
Nicole
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed this one! It moved at a nice pace, and at the same time had a laid-back feel to it that helped make it an easy read. I would love a sequel (maybe Buck and Amanda? Please?), and look forward to reading more from this author.
Holly
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think I enjoyed this one more than Stealing Jake. It was an excellent story and I look forward to discussing it with the ACFW group next week!
Dana Michael
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Claiming Mariah Melted my Heart

Y'all! Since I have found this author, I'm on a Pam Hillman book marathon. And I'm loving it. This book was so well written. The romance and the suspense made it a wonderful read. I just hope there is another book with Buck and Amanda. They need to find a happily ever after too. I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.
Patricia
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would probably rate this 3.5 and round up to 4. This was a nice romance with a nice plot. Nice characters.
Mallery
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Courtney Clark
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Claiming Mariah (Tyndale House Publishers) by Pam Hillman has all the exciting elements of a great western: ranching, cattle rustling, stubborn cowboys, independent women, betrayal, misunderstanding, and romance. Set against the backdrop of a small town in Wyoming Territory, Claiming Mariah follows the story of Mariah Malone as she copes with the legacy her father has left her – one of a failing ranch and dependent loved ones.


One spring day, brothers Slade and Buck Donovan ride up to announce th
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Natali
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Beautiful story about forgiveness.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Just when things couldn't get any worse for Mariah Malone, in rode trouble. Tall, dark and handsome Slade Donovan was about to change Mariah's life in an unbelievable way. After losing her father, she has managed to attempt to hold down things at her father's cattle ranch the best she could, but after fighting a losing battle after two years of profits she wasn't prepared for what Slade had on his mind.

In response to her letter advising him that she had recently been made aware of her father st
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Jalynn Patterson
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In light of her father's death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father's farm, the only home she's ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father's rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance.



Though Mr. Frederick
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Samantha Jo
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
On the backdrop of 1800’s Wyoming Territory, the Lazy M ranch is about to stage a wonderful story. A single letter will begin a journey that forever changes the lives of those involved. Mariah Malone and Slade Donovan are bound for conflict from the moment rides on to her land. Reeling from the truths buried deep in their families’ past comes a tale of pride turned to romance and misadventures to happy endings. When Slade appears on Mariah’s front porch, staking claim to her father’s land – purc ...more
Gayle Pace
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Setting: Wyoming Territory, 1882. After her father died, Mariah Malone, at the young age of 23 is working her father's ranch and trying to make it work. She also has the huge responsibility of taking care of her blind sister, Amanda and her elderly grandmother. To top that off she is trying to evade the local dandy's marriage proposal. She has enough, with trying to make it on the ranch without having this "dandy" constantly after her about getting married. In walks Slade Donovan, tall, d
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Teresa Mathews
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this story Pam Hillman takes us out west to a town named Wisdom located in Wyoming Territory. Wisdom is a quiet town that is filled with God-fearing, hardworking folks. Mariah Malone's father, Seth was one of those descent and respected citizens; everyone will be shocked if the truth comes out of how he bought his ranch.

Mariah Malone has a hard time believing her father's death-bed confession of a terrible offense he committed as a young man. Seth had partnered with Jack Donovan in a goldmine
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Faith
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Slade Donovan and Mariah Malone are supposed to intensely dislike each other.
Her father's theft left his father desperate and on the path to an early grave.
It doesn't matter that the elder Malone repented before he died. That didn't solve the Donovan's problems.
The Malone ranch, the Lazy M, was bought and paid for with stolen gold, all but blood money. And by rights that ranch belongs to the Donovan boys.
The only justice they can get, the only payment for their years of broken dreams, is to
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Victor Gentile
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pam Hillman in her new book “Claiming Mariah” published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. takes us into the life of Mariah Malone.

From the back cover: After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his fathe
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Lisa Johnson
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Claiming Mariah
Author: Pam Hillman
Pages: 348
Year: 2013
Publisher: Tyndale
Mariah Malone is a 23-year-old woman trying to make a go of her ranch after her father’s death two years ago. She is also responsible for taking care of her grandmother and her younger sister Amanda who is blind. She is also foisting off the marriage proposal of the local town dandy. She is barely making ends meet when a stranger appears at her door. Slade Donovan shows her proof that her father stole some gold, shot
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Mercy
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Back Cover:
In light of her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance.
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Renn Shearin
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local lando ...more
Elaine Cooper
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Claiming Mariah is one of those novels that grabs your heart and does not let go. Even after ending the last page, I pressed that lever on my e-reader, hoping for more. Hillman has a gift of creating characters that feel like your friends, as she spins this romantic tale amidst the gritty, western scenery of Wyoming Territory in 1882.

The heroine, Mariah Malone, has been struggling to keep her family’s cattle ranch above water financially since her father became ill. When the rancher died followi
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Sandra Lassiter
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
In light of her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local ...more
Momma Frugal
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Friends, Family
Recommended to Momma Frugal by: Tyndale Blog Network


Honestly, if I could go back in time, I would love to have lived in the 1880s. I've always loved studying and reading anything I can about the 1860s - 1890s. That was quite a time for our country.

This is the first time I have read anything from Pam Hillman and I can, without any pause, say that I am definitely a fan of hers and look forward to reading more from her!

A great author, to me, is one that has you hooked on the first page and keeps your interest until the very last word in the book and
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Mary-ann
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local lando ...more
Faye
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good that I couldn't put it down! It drew me in right from the beginning, with a fast paced plot that kept me hooked. I loved the Wyoming setting, and the wonderful characters who found a place in my heart. Definitely a book I will be adding to my favorites shelf.

Slade Donovan is a hardworking cowboy, who had a rough childhood and is determined to right a wrong. He is decisive and compassionate, always on the lookout for his younger brother, Buck.

Mariah has a way with stray cats
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Johanna
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reading the blurb of this novel, I knew from the beginning that it had the possibility of being one of my favourites. And I can say that it definitely will be!!! There are so many enjoyable aspects that you won’t want the book to end.

In my opinion, not all books succeed in establishing a dream-like romance story. However Claiming Mariah is one that won’t disappoint. What I love most is the relationship Slade and Mariah share with such transparent chemistry, evident from the first time they set e
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Tammi
Cowboys, Romance and Mystery...Oh My!

Claiming Mariah is the first book that I have read by Pam Hillman; I wasn't disappointed.

After Mariah Malone's father had passed away, she discovered that her father had been involved in theft. In order to right the wrong her father had committed, Mariah wrote a letter of apology to the Donovan's, the family who was wronged. What Mariah didn't expect was for Slade Donovan to appear on her doorstep demanding that she relinquish her childhood home and ranc
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