How far will she go to follow her dreams?
The Civil War stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg–as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.
When Royal Baxter suddenly returns, Faith allows herself to hope that she and Royal will finally wed. But does he truly love her? Or will another man claim her heart?
About The Author:
Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light, The Promise of Morning, and The Dawn of a Dream. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. Shorey lives with her husband, Richard, in Oregon.
Ann Shorey is TALENTED!! This book is one that you will get lost in and have it read in no time at all. I loved this book from first page to last. Ms. Shorey’s writing style is splendid and instantly captivates the reader’s mind and heart.
Sweet Faith is a character that really warms your heart and brings a smile to your face. She’s been through so much heart ache, loosing her mom and grandma so close together and then her father and her brother both perished during the Civil War. All she wants now is to move west with her grandfather to leave behind the memories and the pain of the past. But, then she meets Rosemary, a woman who has seen the tragedy’s of war first hand as a nurse and is snubbed by the females of Noble Springs, sans Faith. Rosemary and Faith become fast friends and help each other in a time of need.
Amazing Curt. That is all I can use to describe him. Injured in the war, he feels himself unworthy of anyone’s love for fear that they will fear him. He has an issue of facing the memories of the war that haunt, but when he meets the beautiful Faith, it may be just what he needs to move past it.
I loved watching these two become friends and fall in love without their ever knowing. Faith thinks Curt has eyes for another and Curt thinks that Faith will run off with Royal Baxter…a character that I didn’t enjoy but knew he HAD to be a part of the story. And, Nate Lingberg…bless his soul. I loved his character more than any of them. My grandfather passed away December of 2010 from a long battle with Alzheimer’s, so Nate’s character was close to my heart for that reason.
With a powerful message from God of love, hope, second chances and helping others in a time of need, this story will warm every readers heart. God’s love speaks volumes through the characters in this story and the reader will walk away with a feeling of friendship renewed, and a longing for the next installment in this amazing, heartfelt new series. A defnite 5 Book worthy novel and high on my 2012 recommended reading list!
Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.