The Captain Takes a Wife by Doris Durbin ~ Review

The Captain Takes a Wife: The Captain Chronicles, 1875Lucie's Review:

Captain Harry Richardson is an honorable man of integrity who is committed to serving his Lord. He is about to board a train heading to the mountains of Northern Georgia to serve as a circuit preacher. Harry is surprised when Sarah steps off the carriage and into his arms. He recognizes her face from the revival meetings, but he was never able to speak to her as she'd always left early.

Sarah is school teacher who has thwarted her uncle's plan to marry her off to his business partner. She convinces Harry to marry her--for real--instead of merely pretending.

Will this marriage of convenience work out after all?

I liked Harry's three college friends join them on the train, Walt, Martin, and Max. They are all musicians and along with Harry on the fiddle they are able to make some good old fashioned music. Harry friends are also willing to step in and help him in any way that they can, in protecting Sarah from her uncle.

Ned served in the Confederate army with Harry, and he works with the Treasury Department, and he's pretty sure that the guys he is after are the same ones that are after Sarah.

The whole book takes place in seven very action packed days, dodging dangerous henchmen, plenty of humor, and faith.  There is a mysterious "Boss" who seem to be one step ahead of them, and Harry and Sarah don't know who they can trust anymore.

Overall, I loved the colorful cast of characters, and the many people who help them along the way. I liked the humorous moments, and the interaction and faith of Harry and Sarah. I couldn't put it down, it kept me reading and guessing throughout. There are plenty of surprises, and happy endings along the way. I enjoyed every moment of it!

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