Kate Dawson is a "runner". She runs from her past and what she deems unacceptable in relationships and lands as a teacher to nine year old Anthony, who's dying mother's last wish was for Kate to take care of Anthony. Then comes Silas, who was married to Anthony's mother 10 years ago, and may or may not be Anthony's biological father (it will be revealed during the story). Three individuals, Silas, repentant, but still hurt by his past and swears off women, Kate, considered an "old maid", doesn't want to be disappointed again, and Anthony, never loved by the adults in his life (until Kate), comes together through God's grace. Will it be an easy journey or one that will heal all three's broken heart?
Overall, this is a good story with a captivating premise of healing. However, there were moments that I was bored with what I was reading. I believe certain aspects of the plot didn't flow as nicely as one would hoped, especially since Kate traveled to Kansas. Even for the boring parts, I did enjoy Ms. Jagears expressive use of words to illustrate Kate and Silas' wounds and what and how their pain reflected on who they are today. You can tell from this book that Ms. Jaegars is brilliant in her descriptions and her development of her characters. With that said, I liked "A Bride at Last."
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Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House for an honest review.