Like a dandelion in the wind, Hope Ladley blows from one farm to the next, helping cook for the field hands during the harvest. Illiterate and often twisting clichés and Bible verses into mind-boggling observations, Hope leaves widower Jakob Stauffer baffled by her unconventional ways. But her sunny disposition and unstinting love make changes of a different kind around the place. His little daughter and the pregnant sister he’s shielding from an abusive husband adore Hope, and things are getting accomplished even if Hope’s methods are unique.
Then Jakob’s brother-in-law shows up and threatens the newfound peace and happiness of the farm. With Jakob’s future uncertain and his heart tangled, can the farmer convince Hope to take root and remain as his wife?
Cathy Marie Hake’s offerings are always a delightful read with engaging characters, a faithful storyline with unique twists, sprinkled with humour and joy. Forevermore is no exception and I enjoyed my escape to Texas in 1891 with the flightly yet compassionate Hope, stalwart Jakob and fearful Annie. Cathy Marie Hake combines all the right ingredients for a prairie romance while adding extra icing on the cake with a more complex storyline and imperfect characters. If you love historical romance, be sure to add Cathy’s books to your wish list.