If you have not had the chance to read this author, may I suggest you rush to the neared bookstore or library and check out the first book in this series called, "A Lady in Defiance." Once you have read that book, you will continue the series with this outstanding story. The author does an amazing job of describing the mining town, with its rough characters, rowdy men and even a visit from the Indians. It has all the makings for a great western movie where the town is booming and the characters are brilliantly written.
Naomi and her two sisters have travelled to this town with two of them being widows and one pregnant. Looks like they have brought their own little baggage to the town. Will they be accepted? They open a restaurant and hope that it will bring income to help with their needs. I can picture the restaurant with people at their tables eating hot piping home cooked meals while discussing their day.
Naomi it seems has caught the attention of Charles McIntrye with her looks. He doesn't have a great reputation when it comes to women. Naomi will have her hands full with this man who is still a baby Christian. The temptations to stray from God will test their faith and lead them on a journey that is intriguing. Rebecca is the sensible one who now faces the decision of getting together with her friend Ian Brannagh. Can they find true love? Hannah who is still a teenager is quite shocked when the man who left her suddenly appears in town.
These three women have their hands full with men, a restaurant to run, a baby on the way and a town rich with the old western feel. I hope you sit back, grab some snacks and get ready to travel back to the old west where anything can happen. The overall theme of forgiveness, redemption and God's love is prevalent throughout the story. I'm sorry that I can only give this book a five star rating. It deserves a much higher rating with outstanding writing that captures the essence of a western story that keeps readers glued to the book.
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.