Orphan Daliah Owens has been working for the Smithfield bank for two years without a problem at least until the new manager arrives and her drawer suddenly comes up short. Dismissed from her job and disgraced by a crime she didn't commit, Daliah seeks a second chance with an elderly couple heading to Texas on a wagon train. Facing the hardships of the trail with bravery, compassion, and faith Daliah quickly endears herself to not only her employer but many of the other members of the band as well. Invaluable in her knowledge of herbs for healing and nutrition she is soon recognized as an indispensable helper to all.
Spencer Gaines, still bitter after the loss of his wife is a hard man to talk to, but his five-year-old son Chad, and greatest treasure is more trouble than he can handle. Determined to finally settle down near his brother in Texas Spencer signs on as a chief scout for the wagon train but his duties often lead him far afield leaving Chad to get into so many scrapes they could both well be dismissed.
Will a devastating accident leave Spencer empty and alone forever or will he not only learn to trust God but also give Daliah his heart?
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This story evolved into a mystery. In the process, I became familiar with the wholesome and loving characters during their wagon train trip to Texas. Tragedy and successes, along with a love story, entertained. The author let us slide into feeling a caring love for the heroine and her extended family. A feel good novel and pleasure to read.