Bessie is shocked when she finds out that her sister Lenore has used her name to correspond with a soldier she’s never met—and that she’s actually married the man by proxy with Bessie’s name. And if Bessie contests it, her sister could go to jail for forgery. Bessie has always felt responsible for her younger sister, and she believes she has no choice but to do the honorable thing and travel west to meet up with Jasper Mendenhall. .
But Jasper’s orders to return to Fort Bowie are moved up, and he has no choice but to take Bessie with him. To his surprise, he finds much to like in the quiet young woman: things like humor and grit. But even those qualities may not be enough as the Apaches move in, determined to eradicate the fort in their midst. Can God mend their hearts together in spite of the circumstances?
I don’t often read western style books so I was not sure how much I’d enjoy this one. I found myself caught up in the story of Bessie and Jasper. I like how they were determined to make this marriage work even though it started of rocky. It has some romance and adventure mixed into the day to day life of a soldiers family. Colleen Coble weaves God’s truth throughout the story. It was an enjoyable and relaxing read.
I would recommend this book to my family and friends.
I received this book as a review book from Netgalley for my honest review.
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