When I began to read this novel, I was almost prepared to dismiss it as a formulaic romance. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this novel takes a few detours along the formula line. While it does have a bit of a slow start, the pace of the plot picks up quite quickly. In a comedy of mistaken identities and a rush to the altar before everything is understood, Tad and Rebecca find themselves married, when Rebecca was supposed to marry Tad's cousin, Theodore. The animosity between Tad and Theodore adds to the comedy of errors.
Suzanne Dietze has contributed to several of Barbour Publishing's novella collections and I always find her writing entertaining and worth the time to read. This novel is no different. My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho, has all kinds of adventure, angst, and growth. Some of the characters have to overcome a prejudice and find the kindness within themselves. For that reason alone, the book is worth reading.
Five stars, two thumbs up, and a marriage to the right man.
My thanks goes to Barbour Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.