As I began this book I expected a typical Christian historical romance, but it is so much more. It is a fantastic story, beautifully written, but most importantly an amazing lesson about trusting that God's timing is perfect and He is in control of the paths we are on. Filled with heart break and drama, this book pulls you in deeper with every chapter. The characters are charming and it is easy to get drawn into their emotions and situations. I often found myself wondering what could possibly happen next, and how is this going to end. I love that the writer keeps you guessing and you don't know for sure how it will turn out until the very end. My only complaint is that there was a last page and it did not continue.
Disclosure: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their book reviewers program.
About the Book:
While war rages in Europe, Rebekah Hendricks dreams of life far beyond the family farm in Oklahoma. And when a telegram arrives in October of 1918, she believes God has provided her way of escape. After all, caring for her estranged Aunt Adabelle means living closer to dashing aviator Arthur Samson in Dallas, well within reach of the exciting, modern life she desires. Rebekah travels to Texas, seeing the circumstances at God’s final kiss of approval to all her plans.
But she doesn’t anticipate the devastation of the Spanish Flu. Or four motherless children grabbing hold of her heart. When true love turns sour and a stranger causes her to long for the life she intends to leave behind, will Rebekah allow God to rearrange her dreams?