Today I’m sharing a book review for Love’s Fortress, a Christian historical romance novel by Jennifer Uhlarik. It is part of the Doors to the Past series published by Barbour but can definitely be read as a stand alone novel.
Have you ever heard of Ledger Art? I hadn’t either until I was reading this book. I had to look it up online to learn more. According to Wikipedia, “The term comes from the accounting ledger books that were a common source of paper for Plains Indians during the late 19th century.” So apparently it’s Native American doodles? Something like that.
Love’s Fortress is a “split time” novel with one story line in the present tying in with a relevant story line in the past, in this case 1875. Both stories take place in St. Augustine, Florida. Once I got the characters and the two developing plots established in my mind I enjoyed this intriguing book. I’m always interested to learn about obscure artifacts and this was a new one for me.
From the Publisher
Upon receiving word that her long-estranged father has passed away, Dani Sango inherits the former art forger’s entire estate. Among his many pieces of artwork are a series of obviously Native American drawings and paintings, which lead her to research St. Augustine of 1875. White Elk is transported to Florida to join other Cheyenne braves already being held in Fort Marion. Sally Jo Harris is at the fort teaching the Indians. When a friendship develops between them and false accusations fly, it could cost them their lives. Can Dani discover how their story ends and how it shaped her own father’s life?
About the Author
Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a preteen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a BA in writing, she has won five writing competitions and was a finalist in two others. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite—a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and is a lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenage son, and four fur children.