Life in Texas in the early 1870s is tough, especially for someone like Kimi Brandon, a determined young woman of mixed Indian and white blood.
Her family lived with prejudice for years and had been shunned by society.
The future seems awfully bleak for the young woman, who, in addition to being a half-breed, has another unfavorable quality.
Her body is large.
Most men turn away from her.
Hence, she is shocked when a young ranch hand shows interest in her, and her naiveté gets her into a whirlwind of trouble.
Shamed, Kimi decides to take her future into her own hands.
She answers an ad from a Texas Ranger looking for a mail-order bride.
Thomas Jones, a man who lost it all after the Civil War, moved to Texas from South Carolina.
He wants to share his hopes and dreams with a loving companion.
Kimi is everything he hoped for, but the townsfolk’s prejudice threatens their new marriage.
And when a cruel rancher does the unthinkable, Kimi is in for the fight of her life.
Will she be able to save her marriage, or will the young woman end up leaving the town in shame?
But things don't turn out how he expected at all.
How will Robert react when he finds out his bride has fostered an Indian baby?
How will Viola react when Robert can't recognize her?
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
Touching love story. I enjoyed this book. It kept my intrest wondering what was going to happen next. I have enjoyed several of your books. Keep up the good job that you are doing by writing such a wonerful story. It would maybe make it easier to find the next book in the series if you could number them. Or find a different way to title them so the reader would just be able to find the next book. Thank-you T
Recommended The world has not changed much since the 1800's -- the time period this story took place -- til today. Prejudice still lives on and the story of this young, Indian who only wants to be loved is an example. I found the way the story was told and set up on the printed page was not to my liking but the story itself is a clean mail order bride. Having read many mail order bride stories this one seemed to rush things and not quite as realistic as other stories. But, it is a CLEAN read.
Enjoyed I could not find the next book