I liked this historical Christian romance. It is set in Texas shortly after the Civil War. It was a time when feelings toward Indians were mixed. A wandering Cherokee saves a young widow and her baby from an Apache attack. Both experience the beginnings of romantic attraction. He decides to stay for a while and help on her ranch. There is the potential for serious romance but the obstacles are many.
Webb has done a good job of taking readers into the setting. It was a tough time for women in the frontier, especially one who had lost her husband. And it was a hard time for an Indian who had lost his family, found Christ as savior, but had not yet found a place to call home.
I like that Webb adds to the romance aspect by giving readers a taste of the culture of the time. Women were pushed into marriages for protection or other reasons, not for love. Male family members thought they needed to control the future of women. It was also a time of prejudice toward Indians, even Christians.
I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a good historical Christian romance. You'll get a good romance with a taste of frontier Texas. You'll be confronted with a taste of prejudice too.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Lanna Webb has a Master's in Educational Leadership from LeTourneau and teaches English to high school students. She lives in Texas with her husband and two children. You can find out more at https://www.lannawebb.com/.
Dabar Publishing, 339 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.