The year is 1871, post-civil war in the American Rocky Mountains, as Isabella - a doctor with a ferocious spirit but a sad past, travels into the wilderness of White Elk to marry a man she has never met, wounded war hero Kit.
Locals and former-residents whisper about the mysterious town of White Elk that something is wrong with the place. They say the people there are ignorant, that disease is prevalent, that no one can survive there. Wild animals roam, bears and wolves, the terrain is tough, and the men who live there have cut themselves off from society. It seems to some like God has forsaken this wild land.
One thing they all agree on: It's NO PLACE for a woman.
Being a strong woman, Isabella is ready to face any challenge.
She believes God has guided her to White Elk for a reason.
The people need healing. HER NEW HUSBAND, MOST OF ALL.
What will happen when Isabella discovers that her new husband is a wounded war veteran with ONLY ONE ARM?
Worse than that . . . a man who believes that a woman should not work, especially after marriage.
And a man who doesn't believe in doctors.
Can Isabella survive a life locked in doors? And can Isabella help Kit to truly heal?
Kit had to wear his wedding band on his right hand. "As long as we're married in the eyes of God, it's all official, isn't it? Don't matter which finger the wedding ring goes on."
"Of course not," Isabella replied quickly, smiling, looking down at her own wedding band, placed on her left hand. She saw Kit look down at it and asked him if everything was alright.
"Of course," he said, taking her hand, and smiling gently. "Just thinking...that it's odd we will wear the bands on different hands."
At thirty-three years of age, Isabella thought she would NEVER MARRY.
But everything changed after the war. . . Everyone - and everything - she loved was DESTORYED, and now she must start again.
Isabella feels UNWANTED, UNNEEDED, in her old life and she is DESPERATE to find a place where she belongs. Maybe even love. But at her age, Isabella thinks that falling in love is just an impossible dream.
Until she travels to White Elk.
Until she meets Kit . . .
Can Isabella find a place where she is truly needed and accepted?
Can Kit learn to open his heart and mind to the brave new ideas Isabella brings with her?
Can he leave his painful memories behind, and start again with his brave new wife?
About the Author
Faye Sonja is a multi-voiced writer who aspires to use different voices in telling her stories, seeing characters coming alive through the multi-faceted writing styles give her great satisfaction.
As a young girl, Faye Sonja has been fascinated with stories of the Old West, especially the theme of Mail Order Bride where a woman will find the courage to leave her homeland, take the plunge to seek out the love of her life out there in the unknown land.
Such an act requires bravery, such an act requires faith. It takes a woman with strong Christian faith to step out on such a pursuit for her love.
It is Faye's desire that readers will once again have the courage to believe in love again from reading her books, to be inspired through the characters in her story who through perseverance, in the face of obstacles, overcame the hurdles using that simple faith and belief of theirs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I preferred other books by this author, was an ok read.
Chapter 2 pp 21: Kit has lost left arm, using ax with right arm. pp 49 & 53, right arm missing, and using left arm. Otherwise, interesting story based after the civil war, in remote scary location.
hard to like the hero.im half way through,hope it will get better.its difficult to like a person that makes you feel badly when they themselves feel sorry for themself.
U need to read this one. I enjoyed this book. It does have a few typos in it. Thank-you T
I love this book.
Short story about 94 pages