Winning the Widow's Heart
Turning her farm into a Pony Express station is the only way for recently widowed Rebecca Young to provide for her seven adopted sons and her young daughter. It also means contending with new station manager Seth Armstrong as he trains her boys to be riders. But Rebecca soon sees he has her children's best interests at heart—and perhaps hers, too…
Seth plans on staying long enough to teach the boys how to survive the trail, before continuing on to search for his lost mail-order bride. But now, as he works so closely with Rebecca and her children, he's glimpsing the possibility of a different future. Could changing course bring this cowboy the chance of true love and fatherhood he never expected?
Saddles and Spurs: Daring Pony Express riders risk all for duty—and for love
A warm and fun story, about the start of the Pony Express, and a family of heart.
It was easy to admire Rebecca, her heart is pure gold, as she, and her husband, took in as many orphan boys as they could. At age twelve, when the state considered them grown men, Rebecca and John had taken inn the boys, to give them a loving home, and time to grow up to be men.
Now John is dead, and her boys are some of the first Pony Express riders, to earn a living, while still living at the ranch.
How this unit is truly functioning as a family, was a beautiful thing. The boys can act their age, and have fun and banter with their brothers, but at the same time, are filled with the sense of responsibility and duty, love and respect to their ma, Rebecca.
The story tells about the trials and triumphs the family has, as they are setting up the Pony Express station. So many dangers the riders are facing, so many problems that could arise, and the feeling of success, to manage to exceed the expectations.
The new manager, Seth, soon starts to feel like part of the unit, the boys respect him, and Rebecca is learning to trust him. Even more serious and deeper feelings come into the picture.
Rebecca's home is filled with people, there's a place for anyone needing a shelter, with open arms, they take the old widow in, and even rescue a young slave. A heartfelt tale, with lots of history, everyday family life back in the day filled with love, faith, and a drizzle of danger
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me