Genre: Time Travel Romance
Source: Kindle Freebie
Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she’s from the future.
How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne’s first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.
Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she’s never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret that will destroy everything he holds as truth. As her three months come to an end, she is faced with a dilemma: return to her own time, or stay with the man who opened her eyes to a whole new world. When the decision is made for her, both their lives will be changed forever.
After finishing Peggy L. Henderson's book Come Home to Me I was looking at her other books on Amazon and realized that the first book in the Yellowstone Romance series was also a kindle freebie. I jumped at the chance to read this book as well. I absolutely loved Come Home to Me and while I didn't like Yellowstone Heart Song quite as much I still liked it a lot. One of the main reasons that I didn't like this book as much was I was never sure how much time had passed. At one point it says 'This man, who had become her whole life over the course of the last six weeks' and I made a note saying finally it tells how long it's been!
This was a really great story. It's not one of those romances where they fall into bed with each other from the start. Both of them are hesitant to have a relationship for their own reasons and the story evolves over time. Although I love series where at least one of the people know right away the other is their mate or life-mate or however the series puts it there is something about the relationship development in stories like this that is really touching. The story starts with Aimee realizing that she is in Yellowstone and that what she thought was a crazy old man's stories are actually the truth. She has been transported 200 years into the past for the ultimate wilderness adventure. She soon meets up with Daniel who is untrusting of white women because of the way one treated him in the past. Aimee and Daniel's interactions varied from sweet to hilarious to beautiful.
I really liked Aimee and Daniel. I liked Daniel's Indian family. My favorite part of the story was the end so I can't really talk about that. I don't like spoilers. This is my second time travel romance and I have to say I think I've found a new genre to love. Most historical romances are pretty boring but adding the time travel element really brings out the story. I look forward to reading more of Peggy L. Henderson's books including the rest of the Yellowstone Romance series.
"I would follow you to the ends of the world if I had to."
"I am not good with words, but you make my heart sing, Aimee."
"I have fought my affection for you all these weeks. I cannot fight it anymore. You are my heart song," he whispered.