By: Tracie Peterson
This is the second book in the Lone Star Brides series. This book focuses on Alice Chesterfield’s story but includes further details about Jake and Marty. Alice was introduced in the first book as Marty Olson’s maid. The two have grown close and become like sisters. Hard times have fallen in Colorado and Marty’s husband Jake decides it is best if they move back to Texas. He leaves Marty and Alice behind until her can get established there.
During their time in Colorado, Alice discovers secrets from her past and is unsure how to handle the news she has been given. Shortly after finding out this information, Jake sends money for them to travel to Texas. Although Marty still does not want to move to Texas, Alice is relieved as she believes it will be a new start for her. While in Texas Alice is introduced to Robert, Marty’s nephew. She quickly falls for him but withholds her feelings as he is promised to another girl, Jessica. What will Alice do as she does not want to come in between the man she loves and Jessica? How will Alice handle more secrets that are discovered from her past?
I really enjoyed this book as it began where the last book ended. I enjoyed learning more about Alice and seeing Marty’s story played out. I also loved reading about Marty’s family and their neighbors working together to help each other out. Unlike other series books that I have read, I believe it is best to read the first book in this series. The author does include some information so a reader would have a sense of what is going on but there are so many details provided in the first book. Many unanswered questions from the first book are answered but not all of them. Hopefully they will be answered in the third book, A Matter of Heart, due out in October 2014.
*Thank you to Bethany House for providing me this book in exchange for my honest review.