Review: The Widow’s Captive

On the run with two small children and a third due within weeks, Adeline Spencer fears the approaching blizzard will seal their fate. An abandoned cabin is an answer to her prayers. She hopes it will shield them from both the storm and the enraged brother-in-law hot on her tail. But when a stranger knocks at the door, she is convinced they have been found by one of Ward’s lackeys. Blamed for the death of his friend, Sheriff Jonah Hale is determined to prove himself worthy of his badge, even if it means riding into a blizzard to check on a crazy miner. When Jonah reaches the cabin, he’s caught off guard by a pretty and very pregnant young woman wielding a skillet. Bound to a chair while the storm rages, and as Christmas settles in around them, he must find a way to earn Adeline’s trust…and perhaps her heart.

Review:

The Widow’s Captive is a wonderful, historic/western with undertones of family loyalty, love through hardship, and the blessing of new beginnings with an edgy Christmas theme. Characters are likable, the snowy environment Continue reading “Review: The Widow’s Captive”

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A Cowboy’s Dare, by Lucy Thompson

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Tyrone woke up with a headache—and a wife. And he’s never been so scared in his life.

Mayor’s daughter Jane Montgomery has always wanted to be more than a social ornament, and now that her father has given her a three-month deadline to find a suitable husband, she’s desperate. Desperate enough to run away from her pampered life of ribbons and bows to pursue her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. Continue reading “A Cowboy’s Dare, by Lucy Thompson”

Be the First to be Kind

 Instead, be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesian 4:32

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KIND, adjective

  1. Disposed to do good to others, and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants or assisting them in distress; having tenderness or goodness of nature; benevolent; benignant.

God is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Luke 6:35.

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted. Ephesians 4:32.

  1. Proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent; as a kind act; a kind return of favors.

From the 1828 edition of “American Dictionary of the English Langue” by Noah Webster.

What it takes to be kind:

Kindness comes easily to me, yet I still struggle to exhibit this characteristic in my life. Why? Because showing kindness makes one vulnerable to criticism and/or rejection. Allow me to explain. Two things you need to know about me before we explore this topic further. One, I am an introvert. In class, as a child, I never raised my hand. “Who cares if I know the answer? Once everyone stares at me, I’ll forget it.” (Can any of you relate?) The second thing you ought to know is, Continue reading “Be the First to be Kind”