It’s a quick, sweet read about small town life in 1860’s Montana. Grace Bidwell, a widow with a sweet spirit who cares for her father while taking care of her farm, gives us a glimpse of longing for family and living with not-yet-answered prayers. Robert Frasier is a bit harder to read as a character, but he, too, is a widower, and his journey shows us life with unexpected twists and what it’s like to adjust to a new normal. Together, we follow their journey toward restoration and healing from life’s wounds.
Most of the delightfulness in the story comes through three orphaned children. Their antics made me somewhat nostalgic for the old Boxcar Children books. There’s a sweetness and innocence woven through their characters that reminds me of the fragility of life and how hard it is at times for children to understand the brokenness of this world.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. It’s a great springtime read.