This is my first time reading Tracey Lyons and I am so happy I got the opportunity to do so! I love adding new authors to my favorites!
About the author (from Amazon): An Amazon top ten bestselling author, Tracey sold her first book on 9/9/99! She holds membership in Romance Writers of America, Liberty States Fiction Writers, and Novelist, Inc. Tracey always wanted to be an actress but couldn't get past her stage fright. Writing gives her the best of both worlds; she can act out the parts on the pages without ever having to go on stage! Tracey's books have been translated into several languages. Tracey has appeared on the award winning Cox Cable Television show, Page One and at the famous Lady Jane's Salon in NYC. Tracey also writes the Wine Country Vixens contemporary romance series. You can learn more about Tracey by visiting www.traceylyons.com or www.facebook.com/TraceyJLyonsauthor. You can follow Tracey on twitter @TraceyJLyons. Follow on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/traceyjlyons/
About the book (from Amazon): When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn’t the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner’s niece and nephew, who’ve been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts.
Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He’s never wanted family—his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life—and to Elsie.
As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William’s secrets…though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound love to protect their unlikely family from danger.
What I thought: I LOVED this book. It was right up my alley. Schoolteacher in the Adirondacks in a one-room schoolhouse. CHECK! Nice, proper Christian lady. CHECK! Adorable orphans. CHECK! Big, strong handsome man with a secret. CHECK!
This is the epitome of sweet Christian historical fiction. The characters draw you in and you are rooting for them from the start. You care about them and want to know what happens to them (*hint* I'd love to see a sequel)
This book does what it is supposed to do - it entertains, it warms your heart and it makes you smile. It gets 5 stars from me.
*I was given a copy of this book for my honest review from NetGalley*