Katherine Fleming makes a promise to a dying woman, to deliver her child to Trace Warren in Whisper Creek, WY.
Trace has opened an apothecary shop in Whisper Creek, he is passionate about helping people and knows many cures. But one of the conditions of him opening his shop was that he be married, and he had thought that him being a widower was enough, but it's not, so he arranges to marry a single mother. But when Katherine steps off the train, he offers to marry her for the sake of the baby, in name only.
Katherine is amazed at how much she has come to care for the child so she agrees to Trace's terms, but makes him write them out in paper before marrying him. Can this arranged family find love in Whisper Creek, WY?
Katherine doesn't know much about caring for a child, but Trace does, and she is quick to learn. Trace at first intends to avoid Katherine and the baby as much as he can, but he soon finds that he doesn't want to, and he admires Katherine's loving care for the child that they decide to name Howard. I like the dialogue between Katherine and Trace, as they adjust to life together and convincing the townspeople that their marriage is genuine.
I really like Katherine and her willingness to help and her self-less love for Howard. She also encourages Trace to re-examine his faith, and come to terms with his past.
I loved returning to Whisper Creek, and seeing Audrey and Blake again, as well as meeting Katherine who was my absolute favorite. This was a very enjoyable read, that I loved to the end. Definitely recommend!
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