This book is a prize. It is not only a good historical romance, but it has a good message for all Christians. It is obvious that MaryLu has an excellent grasp on the grace and mercy of God and it comes out in her writing very well. The message is better than most sermons. The story line grips the reader with a desire to read more about the characters and how they overcome the worst kind of odds in a world where forgiving hearts are at a premium.