“Great story - it's an Inspirational, but I skipped over some; the rest was really paltable (not too preachy). There was romance (of course) and a couple of mysteries that had to be solved before the ending, so there was plenty to keep my interest.
Sarah Dobbs and her little sister Thea went to Texas because Sarah was supposed to marry a rancher, Austin Canfield, whose lovely letters had endeared him to her. However, when they arrived in the town of Ladreville Austin's brother Clay met them and informed Sarah that Austin had been killed.
Because their history hadn't been a good one, Sarah and Thea meant to remain in the town (which was French/German), so Clay offered them a place at the Canfield ranch. Sarah, who'd been injured by a horse and had a distinctive limp, found work in the mercantile and befriended Isabelle, the young woman who was the daughter of the owner. Over time, thefts in various homes became known and that added mystery to the town - as well as who'd shot Austin. These incidents needed investigating and solving - Clay was particularly interested in Austin's death. Also, Clay's father, called Pa, had been bedridden from a stroke, couldn't walk or speak; so Sarah, with her history of lameness, worked with him against Clay's wishes. When, eventually, Clay and Sarah realized they cared for one another, the culprits of the thefts and the murder were found, nearly costing another life.”