She is staking her future on a man she's never met. Can she learn to love him?
When Catharine Olsen leaves Holland for Wyoming as a mail-order bride, she brings some extra baggage with her: two sisters, her mother's set of Blue Willow china, and a tragic past. As she steps off the train, Peter Andersen is glad to see that she is everything her letters showed her to be. But he is a bit perturbed by her unexpected companions. How will he support them all? And what other secrets might Catharine be keeping from him?
Filled with sweet romance and vivid characters, Deeply Devoted highlights a clash of cultures as highborn European and a simple wheat farmer learn to love one another and trust God with the past - and the future.
I enjoyed Deeply Devoted greatly. The place came alive for me so much that I dreamed of going to Wyoming while I was reading it. And the detail she gives on her research at the end of the book about the city made it even more so. I loved the three sisters. They were each unique and it is my hope that their stories will be in the upcoming books in the series. Catharine was a brave young woman who cared deeply for her sisters. She came from a life totally different than the one she was to live now but each of the girls worked very hard to learn the things needed to help out and make their new life work.
It was a sweet romance that built out of a friendship. But the secrets they each had put distance between them at times. Her secrets were of a higher degree than his and were harder to see past. Fear has a way of keeping us from telling the truth. But it is true, the truth will set you free. When you build your relationships on trust it is much sweeter.
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The Blue Willow Bride Series
Book One: Deeply Devoted
Book Two: Three Little Words coming soon
Book Three: Timeless Perfection coming soon
Heart of the West Series
Book One: No Place For A Lady
Book Two: The Jewel of His Heart
Book Three: A Love of Her Own