Reader's Favorite Finalist 2016
A searching man, a desperate widow; can they find love?
As Caleb struggles through some inner battles, he secretly starts a correspondence with a widow and her daughter. Their unabashed faith in God convicts him and increases his inner struggles, but he keeps writing anyway.
Unable to find a steady job, Maggie places an advertisement to become a mail-order bride. Her daughter, Rachel, is her motivation and encouragement, but if Maggie doesn’t find a job or husband soon, Rachel might not survive through the next year.
Can Caleb learn to trust God despite his past? Can Maggie and Rachel hold onto their faith despite all their trials? What will happen when they meet in person?
While this book can be read as a stand alone, it would be easier to understand some portions of the story if you read the second book of the series, Be Thou My Vision first.
Loved the love Rachel had for her grandpa, such a pure innocence. Caleb and Maggie’s love was so inspiring.
It was a nice story. It started out with a different take on the way to unfold a story as all of the courting was done by letter. But after they met in person and married, things just bogged down. It was a struggle to finish.
Excellent reading. Sad but beautiful. I cried quite a few times while reading it. Thank you.