Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Vendetta by Roxanne Rustand
"Roxanne Rustand ticks all the boxes in this engaging tale of two people determined to prove their value to their family and community."
Leigh McAllister has returned to Wolf Creek to pursue her dream of owning her own veterinary practice. Having overcome a difficult childhood including her distant mother, Claire, Leigh can't wait to prove herself to her sisters, Janna and Tessa, her mother and the locals of Wolf Creek.
Leigh is not the only former Wolf Creek kid who has returned hoping to start again. Cole Daniels, tainted by his father's conviction for murder is determined to prove his Dad's innocence and establish a thriving ranch of his own. He hadn't anticipated seeing Leigh again, the girl he had been attracted to since she was sixteen and the person responsible for putting his Dad behind bars. Cole's feelings are put to the test when Leigh's clinic is attacked and her credibility impugned.
Vendetta is the second novel in Roxanne Rustand's Snow Canyon Ranch Love Inspired Suspense trilogy, telling the stories of the McAllister sisters and the beautiful town of Wolf Creek, Wyoming. Roxanne Rustand ticks all the boxes in this engaging tale of two people determined to prove their value to their family and community. Leigh and Cole are substantial characters battling their pasts as they strive to pursue their dreams. The suspense is deftly handled and maintained until the final chapters. The tension between Leigh and Cole is beautifully balanced between distrust, due to their rocky history and sparkling magnetism neither one can ignore. An additional layer to the story involves the uncomfortable relationship between the McAllister girls and their mother which, despite the limited pages, is not trivialized or tied up in a neat bow. Lovers of romantic suspense will not disappointed and will seek out Wildfire, Tessa McAllister's story and the final in the Snow Canyon trilogy.
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".