Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.
Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.
Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?
I like just reading stories. I enjoyed the chemistry between Kate and Silas. It wasn’t all love and sunshine from the beginning. In fact they didn’t even like each other at first. I also was amused by the twist of having Anthony in the mix, it kept things interesting.
That being said I have to say I did enjoy the first half of the book. But once you got passed half way it seemed to just repeat itself. There were times I was wondering when it would end.
Overall its a nice story. It has some fun, some sarcasm, and some conflict. As I said before it is the third in the series. (So far the second is my favorite) Anyone who loves historical fiction should read it.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Bethany House
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.