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Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite
It`s the summer of 1896 and Betsy Nelson has just received a telegram stating that her father, who is the pastor of the community church along the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport Pa., has just had a heart attack and will have to resign his position in the church.Betsy immediately decides to leave her home in New York to take care of him.
When she gets there she immediately meets the man who will replace her father. William Covington comes from a wealthy family in New York, but looks forward to going to Pa. He had recently been left at the alter by his fiancee with only a note telling him that the ministry couldn't keep her in the life style that she was accustomed to. He vows never to fall in love again.
Some members of the church congregation decide that the preacher needs a wife and that Betsy would be perfect for him; Betsy is resigned to the fact that she is 31 and thinks of herself as an old maid. She really just wants to help out and find a place to belong.
This is a very fast paced book that you just can't put down. The characters seem so realistic that you are left hoping there is more, just because you don't want the story to end. Even though this is the second in a series, this story easily stands alone. I didn't read the first one and had no problem at all jumping right into this book.