Friday, June 8, 2012

Prairie Rose by Catherine Palmer

A Town Called Hope, the inspiring series set in post Civil War Kansas, is the creation of best-selling romance writer Catherine Palmer. In the fast-paced Prairie Rose, impulsive nineteen-year-old Rosie Mills takes a job caring for the young son of widowed homesteader Seth Hunter in order to escape the orphanage in which she was raised. Rosie's naive view of love and her understanding of what it means to have a Father in heaven are quickly put to the test. Afraid of being wounded again, Seth struggles to freely open his heart—to his hurting son, to a woman's love, and to a Father who will not abandon him. Together Rosie and Seth must face the harsh uncertainties of prairie life—and the one man who threatens to destroy their happiness.

This is one of the best Christian romance books I have read. I liked that there was a lot of reference to God and scripture, you don't see a lot of that and it was very refreshing. I also enjoyed watching Rosie "grow up" throughout the book. Even though the book doesn't span a great amount of time, we watch Rosie transform from a 19 year old "kid" into a woman, taking care of young Chipper, transforming Seth's soddie into a home, and helping to transform their settlement into a real town. I won't go into much detail because I don't want to spoil it for you but if you like Christian romance this series is definately for you. I am looking foreward to reading the next installment Prairie Fire.

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