Sarah Jane’s future lies in Oregon – or so she thinks when her parents pack their belongings to leave their home and friends in Nebraska. But typhoid strikes along the trail – and the Bensons are cut from the wagon train to protect other travelers from the dreaded disease. Sarah Jane needs help to care for her parents, and the only person willing to stay is the group’s scout, Painted Hands. Troublesome stories surround the man, and Sarah Jane is terrified. Her fears only grow when the wagon master insists they marry for propriety’s sake. Can true love grow out of an arranged marriage? Can Sarah Jane trust God to see her through these troubled times?
I adored this book from the very first page. Sarah Jane’s faith and resilience instantly captured my attention while I immediately became invested in Painted Hands’ development as a man. Their shared journey was really well-written and their blossoming romance was completely engaging. I never wanted the book to end! I recommend this to anyone who loves a good romance set on the wagon train of America. I know I will read this book again and again.