4 out of 5 stars
CURRENCY OF THE HEART is a story of overcoming loss instead of allowing it to consume you. An enchanting story with genuine characters.
Shaina Sterling knows what it is to experience loss. On her own from an early age, she’s led a difficult life that seems to get more difficult as time goes on. Doing all that she can to protect the reputation of her recently deceased husband, she secretly sells off the accumulation of his wealth to hide his sordid secret. But she knows it’s only a matter of time before the people of Denver discover her secret. When tragedy strikes again−leaving Shaina homeless−Sloan Remington offers her not only a place to stay, but asks for her help taking care of his housekeeper who has suffered a fall. Offering to pay her for her duties is more than she can imagine, but Sloan insists it is only fair and brings her to his ranch. Shaina knows Sloan is a man with a stellar reputation, but is about to find out what a truly fine man he is.
Sloan Remington knows all about Shaina’s woes. Unbeknownst to her, Sloan has been keeping an eye on her because of the promise he made to her dying husband. His intentions towards Shaina are pure. He wants to keep her safe, out of harm’s way, and free from the wagging tongues of Denver’s elite. Even though his intentions are to see to Shaina’s well-being, he can’t help but think of what life would be like with a woman like Shaina by his side. But Sloan is keeping his own secrets. Secrets he is sure will change the way the people of Denver and Shaina will look at him.
Though CURRENCY OF THE HEART was predictable, it did not take away from my enjoyment. Shaina is genuine at heart, never thinking she deserves more out of life. And Sloan is the consummate hero that wants nothing else but to take care and protect Shaina. The secondary characters of Mable, Jim, Abe, Elise, and Doc, add their own storylines and flare to the book. If you like romance and the historic West, you’ll definitely enjoy CURRENCY OF THE HEART