Leann Clark and Ralph Wade are in love and desire to be married, but obstacles stand in their way. Leann’s father, John Clark, insists she is too young, and Ralph cannot yet make a living farming his land in post Civil War Missouri. Times are hard after the war, and many farmers are struggling to keep their farms. Leann doubts Ralph’s love when adverse circumstances prevent him from courting her as he promised. They struggle to overcome the difficulties in their courtship, keep the faith, and wait for John’s approval of their marriage.
A simple beautiful tale of love and human hardship. Amazing mix of history and vivid imagery. Taylor does an outstanding job of inviting the reader in and leaving them wanting for more. Will definitely read the next in the series. Jessie
As a fan of historical fiction, I was delighted with the story line, writing style and development of this story set in Missouri of young love and learning to wait. Beth B. Taylor did an excellent job of pulling you into the setting, loving the characters and rooting for them all the way. Excellent read. Alene