- Author Paty Jager
- Release Date July 21, 2018
- Publisher Windtree Press
- ISBN/ASIN B07FS69967
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
ISAAC: LETTERS OF FATE is the third book in the LETTERS OF FATE series, and I look forward to reading the first two books in the series. Ms. Jager always transports me to wherever her stories are set, and the descriptions of the mountains, the town, and the rough men looking for gold and women felt so authentic. The story is set in Oregon in the late 1800’s.
The character of Alamayda was a little prickly but softened once you got to know her. She raised her three younger siblings when her dad deserted the family (as soon as their mother died,) but she had been nursing her mother since Alamayda was only nine years old. She’s pretty self-sufficient although naive in the ways of the West and how men behave towards a single woman. When she and Isaac first meet, after exchanging letters once her dad had died, things don’t go smoothly.
Isaac has also had heartache in his life but felt loved growing up. Alamayda neither felt loved or love towards others, but more obligation for her siblings. She is an artist and hopes to be able to support herself away from her family with the inheritance her dad alluded to before he died. But will she be able to find any information regarding his statement when she travels from her family home in Kansas all the way to Oregon? Will Isaac convince her that love is real and that everyone needs love?
The story is filled with romance, elements of danger, and rough terrain. There are also two Indians who befriend her, but their story has loose ends. There was a wonderful flow to the story though it ended a little too abruptly for me. An epilogue would have been great.
I look forward to reading many more books by Ms. Jager.