Harriet Kirk moved her five younger siblings to Ladreville, Texas, in 1857 to escape the shame that followed them after loss of their parents and their fortune. Harriet believed this town of French and German immigrants offered them a fresh start. She took the job of schoolmistress, which offered a home big enough for her family. Ms. Kirk soon found that her dreams for a peaceful existence were being cut up by the temporary sheriff of Ladreville, ex-Texas ranger Lawrence Wood.
This is the third and final book in the Texas Dreams series by prolific author Amanda Cabot. It is a simple story of hope and love renewed. Although the plot is lackluster, and the reader may find it hard to warm up to Ms. Kirk, the minor characters in Ms. Cabot’s story, most of whom are familiar from the past two books, are charming. A reader interested in character development and inspirational principles over plot would enjoy this gentle read.