Abigail Miller comes to Colorado after receiving a letter from Mr. Fisher asking her to marry his son, she agrees. But when Abby arrives she finds that Mr. Fisher has died and that his son has no intention of marrying her. Abby agrees to stay and work for them so that she doesn't have to go back to her abusive brother.
Jakob Fisher is a widower with two children, Reuben and Ruby. His wife passed over a year ago, but he intends to never marry again. He sees that his mother need help and that Abby needs a place to stay, so he agrees to let her stay.
Could it be that Abby is just what he needed after all?
Abby is cheerful and hardworking, she is a great help to Naomie, and Ruby takes to her instantly. She tries to encourage the children, especially Reuben. Abby is hardworking and resilient, with a strong faith despite everything that she has been through.
Jakob is determined to avoid Abby, but she is so helpful that she is hard to avoid. He tries to be kind and respectful to her, but his a very stubborn man.
Jakob's grandfather is a great character, with wise advise and a good sense of humor.
I liked this story from the start, it brings a twist to the mail-order bride situation, which adds tension at the very start. Fun characters, and a lovable heroine, this is a very enjoyable read.
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