Monday, August 6, 2012


by Lori Wick

Harvest House Publishers

Jessie Wheeler is a single mother, the proprietor of Token Creek's only general store. Abandoned by her husband Seth before their second child was born, she lives every day with regrets of the past. Her heart shattered beyond repair, she lives a seemingly meaningless existence with no hope of the future and no love in her heart except for her girls.

Out of the blue, Seth returns to town with big words and big dreams of a future together for all of them. Jessie cannot believe a man can change overnight. But will she also underestimate the power of God's forgiveness and love - for every single member of her family?

Jessie gave me a rare glimpse of a well-written book on a soul's struggle for salvation, and showed that the beliefs of our parents can truly shape our future. Jessie is plagued by fears and doubts that Seth isn't truly a changed man, and the story really makes you empathize with her and her daughters.

As I've said before, I don't understand why the author chose to use phrases such as "that man" and "that woman" instead of "he" and "she", but the language is still simple and easy to understand. I spent my time savoring this book, because I simply did not want it to end. Saying goodbye to Token Creek in Montana Territory was a little hard, but one can always go back and start over.

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