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A Sweet, Touching Historical Romance,
This review is from: A Hopeful Heart (Paperback)
Can she turn her second-best chance into a golden opportunity?
Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas. The school's one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher--or the wife of one. But will Tressa have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt's hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands?
Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the passel of potential brides his neighbor brought to town. He was smitten with an eastern girl once--and he got his heart broken. But there's something about quiet Tressa and her bumbling ways that makes him take notice. When trouble strikes, will Abel risk his life--and his heart--to help this eastern girl?
A Hopeful Heart, by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a historical fiction book, however, it is also a romance book as well. The story is very sweet and touching. Tressa is sent away by her aunt and uncle to attend a herdsman school and find a beau. Although thought to be feeble, Tressa turns out to be a tough one, even though in her past, she lived the high society life. All the girls attending the herdsman school have secret pasts that they're trying to break free of, but only through God's direction, do they fulfill their purposes.
The story is faith based and shows how circumstances may separate us from God, but He is always in control, and uses those situations to bring us back to Him. This book holds a story of love, faith, rejection and renewal. You'll be glad you read this book!
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Bethany House's Blog Review program. All opinions are my own.