CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead, it gest held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected to see -- Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea.
Anne's been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in Garber to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees -- leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in Garber, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.
But being in town means acting and dressing for polite society -- and it's not going well for Anne. Meanwhile, Nick's work is bringing new pressures, and being seen with a rough-around-the-edges woman isn't helping his reputation. Caught between their own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others' expectations, can the pair find their way to love?
Wit and wisdom and rollicking good fun. I adore Anne in all her complexity. Snubbing her nose at society as she makes her way in a man's world. I mean how can you not love a heroine with thoughts like: "The woman studied her like a tracker studied scat." (p.163) I laughed so hard my tummy still hurts. And while the story is brimming with humour and snappy dialogue guaranteed to make you smile, it has a serious, contemplative side as well. And a wonderful inspirational thread about trusting God in the hard places.
Nick tips the swoonworthy scale in a major way. Such a polished gentleman with a decisive life and business game plan but that desire to succeed can also be considered a major flaw. And the poor man just isn't prepared for a run-in with buffalo hunter Anne. Oh, the delight of those interactions! And the thing about Nick is that he doesn't look down on Anne. He's exasperated by her and frustrated and often confused but he treats her with respect. Even more than that, he looks beneath her façade in order to discover the real woman within. And when he discovers her...be still my heart. His dogged pursuit is utterly droolworthy. Big contented sigh. An exceptional mix of love, laughter and faith.
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