by Sandy HusebyMay, 1999
Second chancesArdith Merritt honors a promise to her dying sister Ariel by delivering her niece and nephews to their father in the Wyoming wilderness in Elizabeth Grayson's Color of the Wind. Baird Northcross's children should have been Ardith's but Baird eloped with Ardith's younger sister Ariel. Shamed, Ardith left England to build a life as Auntie Ardith, the writer and illustrator of popular children's books. The children and their father are virtual strangers. Now, the broken family is drawn together by Ariel's death. As ranch manager, Baird must make profit for British investors, and he asks Ardith to stay and help care for the children. Tested by the raw land and lingering wounds, Baird and Ardith must each find the courage to seek and grant forgiveness.
Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at SHuseby@aol.com.