Review: Yellowstone Redemption by Peggy Henderson

Yellowstone Redemption by Peggy Henderson
Series: Yellowstone Romance Series (# 2)
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Publisher: Peggy Henderson
Page Count: 470 kb, 275 pages
Source: Received Direct from Author

City boy Chase Russell is on the fast track to self-destruction. A star athlete, he gets into trouble with drugs and alcohol. Fulfilling a community service sentence in Yellowstone National Park is the last thing he wants to do. After a night of drinking in the park, he wakes up to find his new friends gone, and everything around him has changed.

Sarah Osborne grew up in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness. She can hunt and track right alongside the most experienced men. When some Indians drop a near-dead man off on her doorstep, she doesn’t know what to think. He’s convinced he’s from the future, and wants to find a way home.

Chase has no idea how he ended up time traveling to the past. He doesn’t know the first thing about surviving without modern conveniences. Finding your own food means a quick trip to the nearest fast food joint, not hunting and foraging for it. Time and again, his will is tested to stay alive in this untamed land. Is his growing love for a brave woman who shows him what it truly means to be a man strong enough to keep him in the past, or is he still determined to return to the ease and comforts of the future?

Review:  Yellowstone Redemption is the second book in the Yellowstone Romance Series by Peggy Henderson. While it can certainly be read independently on its own, I highly recommend reading the first book Yellowstone Heart Song which is the story of Sarah’s parents, Aimee and Dan. It was great to revisit with old friends again.

After a night of partying Chase wakes up 200 years in the past, nearly frozen to death. A band of warriors drop him off at the Osborne cabin however Aimee is away from home so Sarah is left to nurse him back to health. Neither of them planned to fall in love in the process.

Initially Chase seemed a bit naïve and spoiled, too used to thinking of his own pleasures but soon learned in the wilderness in order to survive he needed to grow up and become a man. The way the Blackfoot Indians tested him after he was captured I feel really made this hit home to Chase and he was able to prove (although not yet to himself) that he was well on his way to becoming a strong, noble man capable of providing for himself and any family he may have down the road.

My one confusion with the story was the importance placed on Chase’s drug and alcohol addiction because despite the references throughout to the addiction, it really didn’t play much of an important role. It wasn’t until much later in the story when we actually witness how the addiction and demons Chase has had to overcome play a more important role in the relationship between him and Sarah.

Overall, I really enjoyed this second edition to the Yellowstone Romance Series and can’t wait to read the third book.

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