From a Distance
by Tamera Alexander
About the Book:
Determined to become one of the country's premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge. She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life.
Daniel Ranslett, a former Confederate sharpshooter, is a man shackled by his past, and he'll do anything to protect his land, and his solitude. When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt. He's a man of his word, but repaying that debt could bring secrets from his past to light.
Forced on a perilous journey together, Daniel and Elizabeth's lives intertwine in ways neither could have imagined when first they met...from a distance.
I absolutely loved this book and am looking forward to reading book 2. Though not overly exciting, it was completely enjoyable as the story line easily draws you in. My favorite part was when Elizabeth and Daniel meet. (Read it, you'll see.)
I felt the Tamera did an excellent job with the characters. They were well thought out and easy to like. Miss Elizabeth has some spiritual growing that needs to take place and Mr. Daniel needs to let go of the past and hand it over to God. The journey the two take together brings them closer to each other and to Him.
From a Distance has much of what I enjoy in books; romance, heartache, mystery, and beautiful scenery. I love how author Tamera Alexander always seems to have the perfect way of describing the land while not going overboard. I would love to see the Colorado Rockies after reading this book.
If you are looking for something to take your mind off what has happened earlier today, I would recommend this book. There's nothing better then going back in time and taking an incredible journey. Why not start with From a Distance?
Be sure to hop on over to Tamera Alexander's website while your at it.