Widowed school teacher Laura Lee is surprised when she finds a child on her doorstep, with a not asking her to care for 1yr old Hope. Laura has always wanted children, but it just never happened, she is excited at the thought of being able to raise a child, but she is cautious.
Meanwhile widowed rancher, Clint Shepard, is a single father to 2yr old Grace. He is a good father, but he could use some help, is housekeeper convinces him to go to town and ask Laura to help out with Grace.
As Clint and Laura get to know each other they wonder if God is giving them a second chance at love?
Grace and Hope instantly become friends, Grace is very outgoing and excited to have a friend. Hope is more shy, but Grace encourages her to try new things.
Laura sees Clint and how kind he is to her and the girls, treating Hope just like his own daughter. I love how their relationship grows as they care for the girls together, picnicking, fishing, rising horses, the communicate well, and admire each other's character.
Laura has a big heart, and she welcomes Hope with open arms. She is a woman of faith, compassion, and determination.
Clint is a good man who lives his faith, he is brave and rushes to the rescue, but fears that his mistakes will keep him from finding love again.
I love the characters in this book from Clint and Laura to the girls and the persnickety housekeeper, there is great interaction, and I love how the plot comes together. Enjoyable read!
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