Trusting Grace

5149yapr7cl-_sx322_bo1204203200_Trusting Grace – Book 3 in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series – is Maggie Brendan’s latest release.

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.

Author: lolamak

i am me. i love jesus, adore my kids, deeply admire my husband, and i really like to laugh. sometimes i forget all of these things, but the rediscovery is almost as fun as that first moment of realization!

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