Flora Montgomery desperately wants to overcome her reputation as the stuck up town gossip, she's turned a new page in her life, and wants to help others instead. She volunteers with her church to serve the miners at the mining camp. When a abandoned French boy, Pierre, captures her heart, she is determined to help the miner who rescued him take care of the boy.
George Baxter remembers Flora from their earlier days in Denver when they walked among the same social circles. He is investigating his inheritance because his mine is losing money, and he wants to know why because his family's finances are in an unstable condition and his brother-in-law is trying to keep George on the outside.
Will the young boy who has captured their hearts bring Flora and George together?
Flora really wants to turn over a new leaf and leave her past behind her, she is great with Pierre and because of her education she knows French and can talk to him. She's hurt people in the past, and is working hard to show that she's changed. She is thoughtful and compassionate, and really is making strides towards turning her life around.
George finds that he knows very little of his family's financial security and he wants to know what is going on at that mine in order to provide for his mother and sister, as well as for the safety of the miners. And even though he doesn't know much French, he and Pierre get along really well and Flora is helping them to communicate more. He wants what is best for Pierre, and is doing what he can to find his father.
Overall, a enjoyable read, with conspiracy, romance, I loved seeing how far Flora has come and how she has taken to heart the preacher's sermons and wants to live her life for Christ now. Pierre is really adorable. Perhaps a bit slow to start but it picked up as it went along, with everything going on at the mine and George's secrets. Enjoyable romance about second chances, and turning a new leaf.
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