I was first interested about this book due to the cover and the location. I love St. Augustine and have visited the fort before. So it made it easier to be part of the story as I could visually see the location.
The author wrote the book in two timelines. I appreciated how she introduced the chapter so you knew when you were in the past or current time. I was more of a fan of the 1800 storyline. The story of Sally Jo and Broken Bow.
Dani Sago was ashamed of her past and was disappointed by her father. Sally Jo was also very disappointed by her father's actions. Could they get over their disappointment and move on?
I was surprised at the ending. Author Jennifer Uhlarik did a great job tying the timelines together.
I received this ebook for free to review from Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: Love’s Fortress
Author: Jennifer Uhlarik
Genre: Christian Fiction / Historical fiction / Romance
Release date: March, 2022
Upon receiving word that her long-estranged father has passed away, Dani Sango inherits the former art forger’s entire estate. Among his many pieces of artwork are a series of obviously Native American drawings and paintings, which lead her to research St. Augustine of 1875. White Elk is transported to Florida to join other Cheyenne braves already being held in Fort Marion. Sally Jo Harris is at the fort teaching the Indians. When a friendship develops between them and false accusations fly, it could cost them their lives. Can Dani discover how their story ends and how it shaped her own father’s life?
About the Author
Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a preteen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a BA in writing, she has won five writing competitions and was a finalist in two others. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite—a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and is a lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenage son, and four fur children.
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