- Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Steeple Hill (February 10, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373828063
- ISBN-13: 978-0373828067
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Marshal Takes a Bride (The Charity House Series #1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #26) Mass Market Paperback – February 10, 2009
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Katherine is the pretty daughter of a widow who turned to running a brothel to support herself and her child. After her mother left with a man, Katherine's tainted reputation is further shattered by an unwanted attack by one of her mother's old customers. She is taken in and given a position as the schoolteacher at an orphanage in Denver that is run by her best friend and her husband. Katherine has discovered and rescued her five year old sister who was left abandoned in a gold mining camp after their mother's death. Timid Molly now lives with her and is her joy to raise.
U.S. Marshall Trey Scott is a man whose main goal is to capture and get revenge on the man who killed his pregnant wife four years before. Trey has met Katherine and Molly while visiting his good friend at the orphanage. He loves playing with Molly and is helping to pull her out of herself to be a fun loving child.
Trey isn't thinking or planning to marry as he is still set on honoring his dead wife. But when Trey inadvertently compromises Katherine he offers to marry her to protect her reputation and to keep further stigma away from Molly. Katherine is a devoted Christian who believes in forgiveness and trusts God to help her in her daily walk. She refuses to be unequally yoked with Trey as she does not want to trap Trey who is still wrapped in his own pain and set on his hunt for revenge.
There is more to the refusal however because Katherine has not yet learned to release her full fears regarding men and to trust God with bigger plans for her life. Can Katherine struggle past her fear and can Trey honor her demand to leave vengeance in God's hands?
These are wonderfully developed characters with a sweet story.Read more ›
This was an excellent start to what looks to be a promising series.
U.S. Marshal Tray Scott lost his wife and unborn child when a mad man gunned her down to hurt him. For the last several years, Tray has been on Ike's trail, and he doesn't plan to stop until the man is dead. Sweet talking, beautiful Kathleen cannot understand Tray's hatred for a man. She wants him to turn the other cheek and allow justice to be served.
Meanwhile, Kathleen is still trying to recover from her mother's reputation, and the fact that she was raped by one of her mother's old clients doesn't help matters at all. Then when she and Tray are caught in a compromising position, things get even worse. Tray wants to marry her to stop all the talk, but Kathleen isn't sure she can marry a man so set on vengeance. Kathleen's cute little sister plays a big part in their relationship!
This story was so good. I could see both sides of this story and wanted to meet them both somewhere in the middle. We all know how this book is going to end, but getting there is a journey worth taking!
The Marshal Takes a Bride is a wonderful lesson in how love will prevail when the hearts involved stay true. Gripping characters and strong emotion show that while the town of Denver was still untamed, there were good, faithful people helping shape it and their futures.
U. S. Marshal Trey Scott is fixin' to walk down the aisle just as soon as his stubborn bride-to-be agrees to say "I do." Katherine Taylor's five-year-old sister and an orphanage full of children are depending on her. So why won't the petty
Not this book.
This is a wonderful story about the power of love and how it helps a couple to find a new and better way. The characters and situations were natural and not contrived. The developing faith in hard situations was something I could certainly relate to and rewarding for me as a reader.
I highly recommend reading The Marshall Takes a Bride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This a quick read like most love inspired are! It's definitely a rated G book. Teenagers on up can read! Cute but predictable plot!Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
Really enjoyed this book. Will definitely have Renee Ryan on my list for more reading.Published 23 months ago by Dorothy Kanipe
I really like the marshal and was pulling for him all the way. The children were well written and I like to see authors make children sound like children, not just little adults. Read morePublished on July 15, 2014 by Agnes Alexander
I read book four in the series first because I didn't realize it was a series. The author really pulls the reader into the story. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by S. Littles