Just past Denver at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in 1870, Annabelle Grayson’s husband died, leaving her once more on her own. She promised her husband she would find a guide and finish the trip they started to his farm in Idaho. The problem is that his own half-brother, Matthew Taylor, is the best guide she can find. Matthew does not approve of Annabelle; he despises her for her past. He doesn’t want to help his sister-in-law, but he needs the money.
This second book in the Fountain Creek Chronicles reveals the power of love and forgiveness. All of the characters in the story are interesting and complex, even if they play minor roles. Though the characters were present in the previous story, Rekindled, this book can stand on its own. The author realistically describes the land and the hardships of making an overland journey without dwelling on them. The real plot involves the relationships between people. A warm-hearted inspirational story.