Title: Trusting Grace
Author: Maggie Brendan
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband’s ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand.
Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart.
Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana’s lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.”
Review: Such a charming tale! I was hooked after just a few pages and my heart warmed more and more as the book went on. The push and pull of these characters was delightful. The Christian theme was sprinkled so well throughout this that it was completely natural. I never felt like it was forced.
I loved how the children played such an important part of this story and of the romance. Every child deserves a woman like Grace in their lives. The way she cared for them as though they were her own, right from the start, was amazing and I really wish this was completely normal, hopefully one day soon.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book for any fan of Christian Fiction. This is the third book in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West Series, but I haven’t read the other books in this series and I didn’t feel as though I missed anything. This works fine as a standalone novel.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*