Silas Jonesey is a character I remember from this author's other books, a character I wanted to see redeemed. I definitely wanted to read A Bride At Last and read his story.
The story is definitely interesting, and I loved the old-time Missouri setting. There's suspense as Silas digs to discover whether or not he is a father. Sometimes the plot didn't hold my attention as much as I wanted it to, but I did connect with the characters, especially Anthony, a boy who needs a safe, nurturing family life.
I enjoyed the sweet romance and the incredible love between Kate, the heroine, and Anthony, the boy she wants to raise.
All in all, I'd recommend A Bride At Last as a satisfying, historical romance reminding us the Lord always provides a place for us to belong.
From the Back Cover:
Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.
Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she'd been deceived about her intended groom, she's now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she'll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony--until two men suddenly show up in town, both claiming to be the boy's father.
Silas can see Anthony loves Kates, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together, or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*