"A Mile Apart" by Sarah Jae Foster is another five 5 star novel. I really enjoyed this book, it keep me turning the pages last night until I literally couldn't keep my eyes open because I just had to see if it ended the way I hoped! I loved this story from the first page! I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good historical romance.
Eden Montgomery, (a widow) was the owner of the mercantile and the Golden Angel Mine in Whistle Creek.
Joseph Benton was a gold miner who left his wife and son to find gold and become rich.
Their lives are entangled when a stranger comes to Whistle Creek and leaves a small boy, Christopher, at the mercantile, claiming he is Joseph's son.
Eden goes to the mining campsite and leaves Christopher there telling Joseph to be a father and to take care of his son. Joseph is heartbroken to learn that his wife and daughter, (one he doesn't know he had or that his wife was expecting when he left) has died.
One day Eden has to travel through the camp and finds Christopher's in a women's care that is in a bad profession (yes she is a prostitute). Even by saying that this book is a good clean book. This book won't offend any reader. God is mentioned and the characters do pray. I only added all that to say even readers that don't like Christian genre wouldn't have a problem enjoying this book. I have friends who are readers but don't like Christian genre and I believe they would enjoy reading this story. Well, to get back to the story, Eden takes Christopher back to her home. Joseph sets out to reclaim Christopher and ends up passing out, ( his health is endangered from the mining and injuries suffered). When Eden finds out about his passing out she takes him into her home and takes care of him. She believes she needs to do this because of her bitterness toward, Daniel, her husband and his accident that caused his death), because he was a miner also. Eden and Joseph disagreed on what is the best course for Christopher after Joseph gets well so they reach an agreement! Is this agreement the best for them?
Jack and Asher add their own troubles to this little mining town because they want The Silver Angel mine for themselves. Eden won't sell it even though she hates it and all miners!
This story is a love story but it is also a story about forgiveness and second chances and there is a little bit of mystery involved.
Does it all end well for the town of Whistle Creek and Joseph and Eden ? I challenge you to read and find out yourself, you won't be disappointed.
I was given an ebook copy of " A Mile Apart" by the author for my honest review!
Sarah Jae Foster has a desire to portray a raw brand of inspirational stories. While she believes there is a purpose for guidelines of inspirational works, she also believes in portraying the reality of life, as it is today.
Sarah Jae is a Christian, a wife, and a mother, wholeheartedly yet imperfectly, loving God since she was a child. She wants to share stories about characters with faith who mess up big time due to the seductions in society. In doing so, she's willing to take a risk and be on the cutting edge of writing for the inspirational market, sharing what's in her heart and in the world today.