New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas continues her McLain series with the story of a man in need of a helping hand and the woman who gives him more than he ever expected.
If any town needs guidance on the path to peace it's wild and dangerous Jefferson, Texas. Delivering it is the widowed Reverend Daniel McLain's calling. Unfortunately, Daniel's own serenity is disrupted when his young daughters' nanny abandons her job, leaving the widower to appeal to his late wife's family for help.
But instead of the elderly aunt he's expecting, he's greeted by Karlee Whitworth, the family's forlorn cousin who's desperate for a place to stay, and eager to prove her worth—by caring for the twins and by mending Daniel's greiving heart. Now two lost souls are about to discover a kindred spirit, and the courage they need to find the happiness they were destined to share...
Reverend Daniel McLain desperately needs help in bringing guidance and peace to the mid-19th-century Western town of Jefferson, Tex., and with twin toddlers running him ragged, he can't get focused. He appeals to his late wife's family and expects the assistance of an elderly aunt. Instead, poor family relation and spinster Karlee Whitworth arrives. Although Karlee only adds to the chaos of the household and can't even boil water, she is wonderful with Daniel's daughters, so he asks her to stay. When Daniel is blinded in a fiery accident, it is Karlee who cares for him, and when the girls' elderly aunt threatens to take them away, it's Karlee who saves the day by marrying Daniel to keep the family together. For the first time in her life, Karlee has a home--now she wants a real marriage and a real husband. And though Daniel can face the most ruthless of outlaws, he's powerless against his desirable and passionate new wife. Thomas (To Kiss a Texan) marries off the last of the McLain brothers in this entertaining but formulaic romance.