Izzy Lawson has taken her last abuse.
When her husband dies, she has a choice in make: go home and face the family who made her stay with the beast, or head to Belle Fourche to the only friend she has left. The reserve she’s worked so hard to build crumbles in the verdant rolling hills, and in the arms of a man so different from her husband.
Conrad Oleson can’t read, and it’s shamed him for longer than he can remember.
When another teacher shows up on his front step, he’s sure his brother is meddling again. But when Izzy reveals her painful past, he can’t stay away. And if learning to read brings him closer to her, he’ll do about anything for her. Including, teaching her how to love.
I was drawn into this story from the beginning. These characters are realistic and vulnerable, they will capture your heart and your imagination!
The choices we make don’t always turn out the way we expected, and life certainly didn’t turn out as Izzy Lawson expected. But now she has the opportunity to go a new direction, and while the idea is a little terrifying, she is ready for the challenge.
Secrets have a way of either holding us away from other people, and Conrad’s secret of not being able to read isn’t any different. He always wanted to read, but the letters just got jumbled, and helping out on the farm was more important.
This is the first story I’ve read from Kari Trumbo, and I absolutely loved it! Currently, this story is part of the Timeless Love Collection. You can purchase the entire Collection for only .99c but hurry it’s only available for a limited time and in a few weeks, it will be available as a stand-alone.
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About the Author:
I am an author of Christian Historical Romance novels. My first series, Western Vows is comprised of a prequel Forsaking All Others, then To Honor and Cherish, For Richer or Poorer, and To Love and Comfort. The settings are Kansas and northern Minnesota/Canadian border. If you are a lover of historical romance, especially clean historical romance, please follow my newsletter to be updated on what’s coming!
Kari Trumbo is one of four authors in the best-selling Cutter’s Creek series. She writes Christian Historical Romance and is a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. When she isn’t writing or editing, she homeschools her children and pretends to keep up with them. Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of almost twenty years, two daughters, two sons, three cats, and one hungry wood stove.