Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss delights readers once again with their touching addition to the Loved Finds You series, Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana.
In 1889, nineteen year old Julia Cavanaugh, leaves New York to travel on the orphan train to unite the young girls in her charge with their new families. Once arriving in Lonesome Prairie, Julia soon realizes that twelve year old Shelby has been overlooked and will be separated from her young sister Bea. Not wanting the two sisters to be separated and already caring for them like a mother, Julia decides to take on both girls as her own. After assigning Bea to his sister Elizabeth, Parson Isaac cannot bear to witness another child be taken from his sister, he immediately argues with Julia. Soon Elizabeth and her husband step up to take in both girls. Julia then prepares to leave knowing that her girls will be well taken care off. Trying to reach her train before it leaves the station and her stranded in the middle of nowhere Julia is held up by the Parson wanting to apologize. Horace shows up further hindering her from catching her train, declaring that he was bought her as a mail order bride from Mrs. Hamlin. Julia’s train departs with out her. Not knowing what to do, and trying to avoid Horace, Julia shows up at the home of the Parson’s sisters. Not wanting to disrupt Shelby and Bea while they settle into their new family Julia is ask to stay in the mud house belonging to Parson Isaac. Alone for the first time in her life Julia is determined to find her way back to New York and her the woman who has been like a mother to her. Although Julia has one plan fate seems to have another. She soon finds herself becoming a part of Isaac's family as well as falling for the Parson himself. Julia soon feels rejected by Isaac when she learns of the vow he has made to God stating that he will never marry. After learning that his first wife died, Julia finally works up the courage to ask only once again feeling rejected. Soon Isaac realizes that Julia is the love of his life will he be able to reach her before she boards her train?
Love Finds in Lonesome Prairie, Montana is a pure delight filled with the God’s grace. Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss has provided a wonderful message that will enlighten reader. I enjoyed reading as Julia’s character grew in her faith as she learns the difference between believing in God and trusting in God. A true gem that sparkles on every page with carefully crafted characters and believable situations. Miriam’s quite calm provided a soothing calm to rough surrounding landscape. Truly a book that all should read.
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana is a cross between Janette Oke and Catherine Marshall. I have to say that this has been my favorite book of the year, one that I would love to see be made into a movie.
This book was provided by Lit Fuse thanks Amy and Stephanie