woman running from her past… straight into the arms of an untamed man
In a moment of
desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and
ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and
forced to rely on her instincts, she impersonates a handsome stranger’s
Committed to her deception, Kathleen
calls herself Michelle and starts her new life with Luther in an isolated cabin
in the wilderness. Luther can’t believe his luck when
his beautiful bride arrives, but something doesn’t feel right about his new wife.
Michelle has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant
to talk about where she came from.
Luther’s friend, Redfeather visits and tries to convince Luther to send
Michelle back east. Distrusting Michelle, he warns Luther that his bride is not
what she seems. But Luther is in love with Michelle, and he is harboring a
secret of his own—one that might force Michelle to reject him when she learns
Michelle falls in love with Luther
and adapts to her new way of life. Together, they face off against brutal
townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When they finally give in to
their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from
Michelle’s past resurfaces and threatens to destroy everything.
Reviews for Loving a Wild Stranger:
with Hearts) has created a wonderfully sweet romance. The fantastic tension between the two
characters as they grapple with their sudden newlywed status and the
awkwardness that comes with marrying a perfect stranger keeps this story
emotional and realistic as they fall in love. The story flows nicely and does
not rush the romance. Wilkins keeps readers interested with strong, complex
characters. Fans of pioneer romances will enjoy this one.” - Publisher's Weekly "5 Stars! The descriptions were so detailed I felt I was in that world. I was
pulled in right away. Michelle was such an interesting heroine. She's
smart and resourceful and certainly a match for the brooding hero,
Luther. Their story unfolds in a way that kept me turning the pages, and
I was rooting for them to find happiness together. It's
one of those books where you can't wait to find out what happens once
secrets are revealed, yet you want to keep the story going" - N.G. Amazon Review
4 Stars! This book has the potential to be made into a movie. It took
over my life. I ignored everyone and everything. Nothing was going to interrupt
my time with Luther. Sigh…Luther, what a dreamy hero. I envied the heroine,
Michelle. Loving a Wild
Stranger reminded me of the 1970s T.V. show, “Grizzly Adams” – one of my
favorite childhood television shows.
Luther was very kind, gentle, sweet yet strong,
dependable, honest, gorgeous and brave. The chemistry between Luther and
Michelle was definitely tangible. The writing style made the entire book come to
life as if I were there. The plot was really great. There was some suspense
threaded throughout the book pertaining to Michele’s past that had a lot to do
with me not being able to put the book down. It was clever how Ms. Wilkins
incorporated many plot threads and weaved them all together.
I recommend this
book and will be keeping it on my keeper shelf. I was thoroughly entertained
throughout the story. I would love to switch places with Michele and spend the
rest of my days with Luther if I could. I would recommend scheduling a camping
vacation and reading Loving a Wild
Stranger while relaxing by a lake! - Long
and Short Reviews
An Excerpt from Loving a Wild Stranger:
Luther’s thick fingers touched the high collar of her blouse
and she trembled. What was he going to do?
“This is too tight. No wonder you’re hot. Your collar’s
holding all your heat in,” he said as he unfastened the top button. “One or two
should do it. It ain’t good to get so hot. Ya might faint.”
Luther undid two
more buttons, then ran a finger along her collar and loosened it.
A moan escaped her throat as Luther touched the delicate
skin on her neck.
No, she didn’t feel better. His touch had inflamed her
already delicate condition. Her lower body pulsed with a newfound desire. Why
hadn’t she protested or tried to stop him from touching her?
“Yes,” she lied,
her voice sounding husky.
She sat immobile, letting him do whatever he wanted. A rush of
heat flooded her privates and parts of her ached in a way she’d never known
before. Was she supposed to feel like this? Whenever Roger touched her, she had
flinched and tried to get away. But now, she wanted to fall off the log so she’d
have an excuse to press against Luther. He’d catch her, crush her to his chest,