Chase the Fire (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 4)

· Wild Western Hearts Series Book 4 · ePublishing Works!
12 reviews

About this ebook

During the Battle of the Wilderness, Union Major Chase Whitlaw shoots a Rebel soldier, just as they're both cut down by a terrible explosion. As the Reb lies dying, he begs Whitlaw to return a locket to his wife, Libby, in New Mexico and tell her he loves her.

Chase half-heartedly agrees, until Libby's picture in the locket becomes his touchstone, helping him to survive his injuries.

In New Mexico, Chase finds Libby in desperate straits and offers help instead of truth.

Libby's horse ranch, plagued by unexplained accidents, is failing. Until the arrival of the war-scarred stranger, a neighbor's unwelcome offer of marriage was the only way to save her son's inheritance.

But now, she has Chase. Working side-by-side, their passion becomes undeniable until Chase's truth is revealed.

Now, Libby must decide: forgive or say goodbye forever.

"...a splendid tale of strong men, stubborn women, wild horses and a love that heals as it grows." ~Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times

WILD WESTERN HEARTS, in series order
Holt's Gamble
Renegade Bride
Renegade's Kiss
Chase the Fire

Ratings and reviews

12 reviews
Margaret Watkins
May 4, 2018
This is a beautifully written, emotive historical romance. There is danger and drama with everything to keep the reader's attention all the way through to the end. I found that once I started reading, I was unable to put the book down. Unlike many Westerns, the plot speaks of real people facing real problems in the post-Civil War era. When Chase finds himself in a ditch alongside a soldier from the opposite side, one would expect him to finish off the dying man without a qualm. After all, it is war. But the man makes a dying request and Chase is unable to refuse him. Chase carries out his promise, and arriving at Libby's ranch, Chase discovers that she is struggling to survive and he does the only thing he can reasonable do, namely to stay and give her as much assistance as he can. The only problem is, he falls in love with the feisty, strong-willed woman. When the truth comes out, Libby is devastated, and her world is turned upside down once again. I loved the main characters in this book. Chase is a wounded hero with his own hangups and pain, whilst Libby is a woman who has learned to survive on her own. Although this book is part of a series, it is a stand-alone and can be read as such. I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily post this review. This is my honest review.
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barbara rowland
September 13, 2022
A great ending to this series. I enjoyed Chace and Libby's story.
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Robin Hurtado
May 23, 2019
Good read
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About the author

Bestselling author Barbara Ankrum was a successful commercial actress until her love of romance novels led to a publishing contract. Years later, she still believes in happy endings and feels very lucky to do what she loves, with her husband, two cats and one scruffy, unrepentant dog at her side.

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