Eliza Jackson moves to Springfield, Missouri, after her mother’s death, with her father and younger brother in 1836. While still grieving for her mother, she determines to make a home for her small family. Then she makes the mistake of introducing her new friend to her father and her world is turned upside down as they fall in love. Then there’s James Hurley, her father’s employee. He seems to delight in tormenting her, yet she finds her attraction to him more than she wants.
James Hurley has fallen in love with Eliza and thinks their relationship is advancing nicely until someone tells her he’s been paid to court her. Then she turns to Trennen Von Hall, a young man of questionable intentions. But there’s nothing James can do if Eliza won’t listen to him.
When James believes all is lost and Eliza is ready to give up, she makes her biggest mistake yet. That one night changes her life and the life of her best friend as well as others. Yet out of the darkness comes good. Out of confusion comes a second chance.
About the Author
Mildred Colvin has been writing sweet inspirational romance since 2001, and is an award-winning author of more than thirty novels in both historical and contemporary themes. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and is active in a very special critique group. She is also active in her church and enjoys special times with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her hobbies, when she has time, include quilting, photography, and gardening. Of course, reading is more than a hobby. It’s a way of life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Entering their world its hard to stop reading! Very well written!
This story takes place in Missouri and contains the trials and tribulations, along with blessings and love, of early settlers in that area. This is an easy to read book which I can recommend to readers.
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