James Wallin’s family is depending on him to find a schoolteacher for their frontier town. Alexandrina Fosgrave seems to be exactly what he needs to help fulfill his father’s dream of building a new community. If only James could convince her to accept the position.
Alexandrina has traveled west to seek a fresh start, not to find a groom. But after she’s stranded in the wilderness with James, he offers her his hand in marriage to protect her reputation. Both are afraid to fall in love, but maybe an engagement of convenience could make them reconsider.
I LOVE how much care has gone into these covers. They really make sure the characters, the clothing, the setting and the situation match the story.
I enjoy these little books by Regina Scott. She clearly has a deep interest in a lot of aspects of history, and I always seem to learn something from them.
These ARE Christian books, so be warned. This one has religion threaded through it, but I didn’t find it preachy. In fact, in some places – and though the characters are very clearly practicing Christians – there were some pushes against the more conservative aspects of the religion.
I do think that sometimes the relationships in these move too fast, as does some of the action. For example, our heroine was supposed to go out to the new school to check it out, not to work. But she begins the job a few hours later, and then quits it just as fast, and has left town by the next day!
I don’t think the story would have suffered from a longer timeframe.
These are easy reads, and this is an instalment in an already-running series. That said, I think you could easily read this one on its own.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.