*From the Back Cover*
Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.
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?
This book is a beautiful romance story. One I will remember for years to come. Kate and Silas meet under strange circumstance, his wife, who abandoned him seven years before, has recently passed away, but before that she sent a letter begging him for money. A boy named Anthony, who has become Miss Kate Dawson’s ward upon his mother’s death is the middle of a custody battle between Kate, Silas (who claims to be his father, but there is no evidence pointing to it), and Richard (a drunken man who beat Anthony and his late mother). But when the judge rules, Anthony vanishes, Kate and Silas spend days looking for him. This is the start of both Kate and Silas finding out that they have much more in common than either realized. This book is interesting from page one and never slacks on the pace. I found it difficult to put down. It would be a great poolside read (or beach read!)!
***FTC DISCLAIMER*** I received an advance copy of this book, for my honest review. However, all opinions are my own.
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