"Heartbreaking tale of an abused woman's escape and find tender love."
Reviewed by Kay Quintin
Posted June 22, 2012
Mary Elise Vickerson Stanton has finally devised a plan
to escape her horrifically abusive and sloppy drunk
husband. Living with torture every day she plans for her
freedom and empowerment. Jonathan has vowed to kill her if
she ever tries to leave him. With the help of her long
time friend, Daniel Keane, they are finally aboard a train
from Virginia heading to a small ranch in Laramie City,
Wyoming that she has inherited from her deceased father,
Edward. Planning to restore the ranch to sell for the
beginning of her new life, things are not exactly as she
would have them.
Upon arriving in Laramie, she adopts the alias of Elise
Keane, to avoid being hunted down by Jonathan. Finally
free, Elise throws herself into the repairs even after
being told by the neighbor, Cody Campbell, that he bought
the ranch from Edward prior to his death. Until Cody's father
arrives back from a trip to provide the proof, she refuses
to believe him.
Even with many conflicting encounters, Elise
and Cody become attracted to each other. After they become
intimate, the truth comes about Elise and her escape from an
abusive husband. Though
deeply in love their plans to spend the rest of their lives
together cannot happen as Elise is married and must move on
to keep ahead of Jonathan finding her.
Elise is a beaten, defeated beautiful
young woman facing a dire future of only abuse, loneliness
and pain. It takes seven years of planning and squirreling
away enough money to go on the run. Alanna Coca has created
an extremely emotional
story of a deranged and possessively cruel man, forcing
himself upon his wife, and her scheme to find a sense of
I could not put WYOMING SOLACE down! WYOMING SOLACE is a "read-
at-one-sitting" story full of suspense and revealing the
traumatic results of abuse. Do NOT miss WYOMING SOLACE or you
will regret it. My heart went out to the young woman so
deprived of warmth and love; instead forced to endure
Forbidden love is the sweetest temptation…
Elise Vickerson waited a long time to gather the courage to
flee her abusive marriage. To stay beyond his reach
permanently, though, will take money. Getting it will take
months of backbreaking labor to resurrect then sell her
inherited Wyoming ranch.
With her future hanging in the balance, and her bruises
still fresh, Elise will never again play doormat for any
man. Except a cowboy from the neighboring spread has a way
of firing her imagination—and her temper.
The news of Elise’s arrival sends Cody Campbell tearing
through his files for the proof that the Vickerson ranch
belongs to him. He’ll have to cool his boot heels until his
father returns with the papers, but at least the view is
fine—the beautiful, prickly Elise ignites a desire that’s
hard to resist.
Elise tries her best to ignore her handsome neighbor, but
his kisses, his arms make her feel something she hasn’t felt
in a long time. Safe. As long as the specter of her past
lurks in every shadow, though, security—and any hope for a
future with Cody—can never be hers.
Warning: This book contains a feisty woman on the run, a
tough-as-nails cowboy who wants to wrangle her, and a
villain who won’t give up.
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