Following her dream
The Preacher’s Wife by Cheryl St.John
There is nothing romantic about widowed father Samuel Hart’s marriage proposal. Yet Josie Randolph says yes. The Lord has finally blessed the lonely widow with the family she’s always dreamed of. Surely during their long journey to his new post, her husband will grow to love her. Samuel doesn’t seem ready to open his heart again. But Josie is determined to be not just the preacher’s wife, but Samuel’s wife.
Crescent City Courtship by Elizabeth White
Abigail Neal dreams of escaping her life in the slums of New Orleans. But how can a woman alone ever fulfill her dreams of becoming a doctor? Then young medical student John Braddock comes to pay a call on a neighbor, and an unlikely friendship develops between the two. But when Abby’s past comes back to haunt her, will she call upon her faith to help right a wrong and make a new life with her very own Prince Charming?
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About the Author
Cheryl's first book, RAIN SHADOW was nominated for RWA’s RITA for Best First Book, by Romantic Times for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then her stories have continued to receive awards and high acclaim. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I adore a good marriage-of-convenience story and I think Cheryl St. John did an exceptional job with this one! When two people are thrown together for the benefit of each other and fall in love in the process is the sweetest romance in my mind. I also love when a widow or widower get a second chance at love where it's least expected, as was the case of both Josie & Sam. So this one ticked a lot of boxes for me! Wed for the welfare of his three young girls and for Josie to leave behind painful memories and an overbearing mother-in-law, these two set out for Colorado where God has led Sam to preach. What they find along the way is much more then they could have asked or prayed for! I loved watching these five come together and form a loving family, though it was a journey to get there. But isn't that what it's all about? Seeing characters grow and change, and often overcoming things in the past in order to move onto something better. I also saw the theme of finding ones place in Christ but realizing He already carved it out when He called you His own. I really enjoyed “The Preacher's Wife” and thought it was emotional, full of faith, and wonderfully satisfying. The kind of historical romance I love! Though this is a two-for-one book, I've only read Cheryl's story and my review is for “The Preacher's Wife”. However, I will be reading Elizabeth's at some point in time and will change this to add a review. *I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. *