Rating: 4.0 – 4.0
Cathy Marie Hake is one of my favorite Christian historical fiction novelists. I was going to say something like Whirlwind is my favorite in her series about Gooding Texas, but that simply wouldn’t be true. I also loved Fancy Pants & Forevermore just as much.
I listened to the audiobook by Recorded Books Inspirational. It’s read by one of my favorite narrators, Barbara Caruso. I love her voice and overall presentation of stories. Her performances include Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, the Anne of Green Gables books, Fancy Pants, and many, many others.
This 3rd book in the series tells the story of Millicent Fairweather who is traveling to America with her sister and brother-in-law to begin a new life after losing her position as nanny in England. En route to New York, she accepts a temporary position as nanny to Daniel Clark’s son, Arthur. However, Millicent’s life is turned upside down when tragedy strikes and she has no choice but to marry Mr. Clark and travel to Gooding Texas as the wife of the new owner of the town’s general store.
Daniel and Millie now must build a household, a business, and a marriage all at the same time. The problem is, they barely know each other and have completely different approaches to life. If not for one common thread – their dependance on God and His loving care and purpose for their lives – they would come apart at the seams.
As is to be expected in stories about newly married couples, there is much misunderstanding, many mishaps, and plenty to learn. The ending was sweet and I was pleasantly surprised :).
I recommend this book if you’re looking for sweet and inspirational!
Happy reading y’all :)