About: After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those around him. Just the quiet bachelor existence he’s always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away when the baker of his favorite breakfast bun is railroaded by the city council. Despite not wanting to get involved, he can’t turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.
Abigail Kemp needs a man’s name on her bakery’s deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. That person definitely isn’t the stoic lumberman who oozes silent confidence whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can’t even control her pulse when she’s around him.
When vows are spoken, Abigail’s troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. Can she put ever more trust in Zach without losing her dreams of independence?
Genre: Historical, romance, western, Christian fiction.
My Rating: 4 stars.
My Recommendation: 16-18 up, warnings below.
My Favorite Character/s: Zach, the gruff older brother from the first book in the series. I’ve been waiting for more about him since I read the first book. Zach is one of many of Witemeyer’s heroes that I loved getting to know as he made choices that he thought was right but may have had harsh consequences. Zach is also my second favorite male lead character of the author’s – my first being Gideon Westcott in Head in The Clouds which is my favorite of all Karen Witemeyer’s books.
My Verse for Zach is Romans 10:9
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (King James Version.)
My Thoughts: Witemeyer is my go-to author for humorous and faith-filled stories of love. And this one no different! It was sweet, funny, and yet serious. This was so good and I loved it so much and am forcing myself not to reread it now. *sighs*
Warnings: A character had in the past made some bad choices and there are some mentions of it as the book goes on. I suggest that if you’re under 16/17 you have a friend or parent read it first. It isn’t that it is shown over much but that it isn’t something that you will want to read.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.