To Love a Stranger by Colleen Coble.
Little description:Bessie Randall had no intention of moving to Wyoming. But could the life she would never choose be better than the one she had planned?
Bessie is shocked when she finds out that her sister Lenore has used her name to correspond with a soldier she’s never met—and that she’s actually married the man by proxy with Bessie’s name. And if Bessie contests it, her sister could go to jail for forgery. Bessie has always felt responsible for her younger sister, and she believes she has no choice but to do the honorable thing and travel west to meet up with Jasper Mendenhall.
With his sister Jessica’s reprimand about marrying sight-unseen still ringing in his ears, Jasper is shocked when he meets the stagecoach. The little wren who meets him is not the beauty whose picture he holds in his hand. Jasper plans to annul the marriage and send Bessie back to Boston. She’s a city girl and he’s not sure she could even survive—much less be happy—at Fort Bowie.
But Jasper’s orders to return to Fort Bowie are moved up, and he has no choice but to take Bessie with him. To his surprise, he finds much to like in the quiet young woman: things like humor and grit. But even those qualities may not be enough as the Apaches move in, determined to eradicate the fort in their midst. Can God mend their hearts together?
Genre: Romance/ Religious Fiction
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My thoughts: 4 stars out of 5
Bessie faces a big question: to go where her new husband resides or totally annulled the marriage agreement. With a duty to herself and her family she travels to the unknown lands with news that would brake her husband’s heart she was sure…
Lovely story, though I was a little mad at Bessie’s sister… so irresponsible, like she toyed with the lives of others. As a plot-driven person, I love descriptions and actions…and in this book I sensed some were missing, especially in the savage attack scene…As for the character-driven story, author mainly focused on the characters’ relationship and did a great job on both points of views. She didn’t lack in the emotions, moods, and words. But for me, the lack in some events was evident. Great story though.
Provided by BookLook Bloggers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.