Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes–one bright blue, the other dark brown–Eva has fought to find her way in a world that constantly rejects her. Yet the support of even one person can help overcome the world’s judgments, and Eva has two–Seth and Zach, two former orphans she now counts as brothers.

Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright and destroyed his family, Logan Fowler arrives in 1880s Pecan Gap, Texas, to confront Zach Hamilton, the hardened criminal responsible for his father’s death. Only instead of finding a solitary ruthless gambler, he discovers a man not much older than himself with an unusual family. When Zach’s sister, Evangeline, insists on dousing Logan with sunshine every time their paths cross, Logan finds his quest completely derailed. Who is truly responsible for his lost legacy, and will restoring the past satisfy if it means forfeiting a future with Evangeline?

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed every moment of this story. From the heart-wrenching prologue to the very last scene the characters come to life and lived in my imagination. Reading this story is like watching the movie play out in your mind.

Lively, witty conversations, exciting adventure and mystery, tender heartfelt moments of family love and a sweet budding friendship that grows into love. This story has it all!

Each character is endearing and unique. They all have their own hardships and burdens they carry. The Heroine Evangeline (Evie) may have two different colored eyes, and she may be considered an outcast by the society standards, but she doesn’t let that drag her down. She is a ray of sunshine and has a tender heart for those who are hurting. She is a champion of the underdog.

A story about true beauty as well as about loving others just as they are. Offering forgiveness, even when it’s not asked for. I simply didn’t want to see this wonderful story end. I give this story 5-stars and am eagerly looking forward to the next story from Karen!

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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About the Author:

karen-witemeyer  For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.

Winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit:

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