Refuge by Willa J. Brand #BookReview #IndieAuthor #4.5*

Taylor is a mother on the run from an abusive husband, searching for a safe place for she and her young son.

Convinced that her possessive spouse is hunting them, she is paranoid, exhausted and virtually penniless. Finding herself stranded in rural Montana, she is taken in by a couple who help her not knowing her past, and she is able to find work on their ranch.

She intends on staying only long enough to save the money needed to move on to a large city where she believes they will be safer. But as time passes friendships develop, as does a love interest, and Taylor struggles to hold on to her secrets.

Inevitably, her past catches up with her and her worst fears will become reality.

Beautifully Written, Enjoyable Tale!

A heartwarming read from an indie author new to me .. well worth a peek!

Taylor has been on the move for days on end and she is physically and emotionally worn out. Running away from a life of abuse, she wants to put as many miles between her husband and herself and her son as she can. She trust no-one, but when she finds herself stranded in rural Montana, she has no other option than to trust a stranger. Unable to move on as quickly as she knows she should, she finds herself becoming a bit more settled than she had planned. Is it safe to stop moving?

I’ve really enjoyed reading this one; it unfolds at a perfect tempo and is a fine tale, well scripted and beautifully written. Willa J Brand is an author I hope to read again – she certainly packs a lot in, without it seeming so. It’s nice to be reminded that there is lots of good in this world to counteract all the other stuff going on – especially this last six months or so. If you like a book with plenty of reading and a firm finish, then this is one well worth reading and I recommend it. 4.5* and worth every one.

My thanks to the author for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: women’s fiction

Author Bio

Willa J. Brand is a pen name for my alter ego, and although she is much more creative than I am in my daily life, we share many of the same interests.  

​I am a wife, mother of four children and three angels, and lover of the outdoors. I have been an avid reader from an early age and lover of all forms of literature since before I can remember. Busy as life is helping out on our family farm and caring for children, I craved some kind of creative outlet, and writing was a natural fit for me.

​I love all animals and enjoy working with cattle and spending time with my horses and dogs. In more recent years I have found a love for chickens that I never knew I had, and my flock is constantly growing! 

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