This is a delightful story set in a small Texas community in the late 1800’s. A reformed outlaw surprises his daughter with a preacher for her birthday, which sets in motion an interesting chain of events that offers several surprises along the way. I enjoyed the touching way the author portrayed the relationship between a father and his daughter and the way she had the characters deal with the deaths of family members. The characters wrestle with doubt, uncertainty, insecurity, stubbornness, and pride, but we are reminded that God is more powerful than any of these.
This was the first time I had read anything by Karen Witemeyer, but I plan to check out some of her other books, especially Short-Straw Bride, which is the first book in this series. This book packed plenty of humor, romance, and suspense. I look forward to reading others by Witemeyer.
I received this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This review is my personal opinion.