A Texas Legacy Christmas
The formerly incorrigible Zach Kahler is all grown up in this sequel to Lightning and Lace. It’s 1911, and Zach is about to leave New York to return to Kahlerville, Texas, where he’ll take over as publisher of the local newspaper. But his careful plans are disrupted when a couple of street children pick his pocket. A talk with a persuasive nun at the orphanage results in Zach’s taking the twins home with him. Chloe Weaver, a former schoolmate of Zach’s, helps mind the children when she isn’t working in the town’s boardinghouse. Can the pair of them keep the twins out of trouble long enough for Zach to finalize their adoption?
There really isn’t much suspense in the love story—it’s apparent almost from the beginning that Zach and Chloe will make a match of it. Subplots such as a second rival for Chloe’s hand, and the fate of the bully who had tormented her in school, are minor diversions. For readers who like a cozy, low-conflict children/church/kitchen type of excursion into the past, this Christian novel will please. Despite “Christmas” in the title, the holiday is not the main emphasis of the storyline.