Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she'd been deceived about her intended groom, she's now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she'll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony--until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy's father.
Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?
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Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps and A Bride in Store, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. Find her online at www.melissajagears.com.
Oh, where do I begin?! This story was wonderfully good. This story was surprisingly strong and captivating. It had me up nights reading to find out what was going to happen. I couldn't put it down.
Kate is a young teacher who has been helping a woman and her young son. When the woman dies, she leaves her son in Kate's charge. But, soon a man by the name of Silas shows up claiming to be the boy's father and that's when things get interesting.
This book is the third in the series but it is not necessary to read the others in the series first. This story starts out a little slow. It's not enough to keep you from reading, but be for warned it does take a few chapters for the story to really get going. I really did love this book from the very beginning, even with the slow speed of the story. The storyline builds really well. Melissa actually surprised me with some things in the storyline. When I thought the story couldn't possibly go anywhere else, she took me on another twist, Each twist and turn added great bulk and energy to the story. The romance is wonderfully written. So sweet and loving yet a little bit strong. Nothing offensive, just a strong romance thread in certain spots. I am now dying to read the other two books in the series.
This is an excellent book for those romance lovers out there. With a little bit of mystery/suspense to round out the story, it most certainly will not disappoint.
Thank you to TBCN for the opportunity to review this book. A positive review was not required.