Tressa's aunt and uncle send her out west to learn to be a rancher's wife, mostly because they don't want to give her a dowry. Tressa must learn how to cope with hard work, snobby girls, and her growing attraction to Abel Samms, who shows no interest in her. Along her journey to love, Tressa finds new life in Christ.
I would say that this book is a 5.
1: The clear message given to Tressa as Aunt Hattie leads her to the Lord is sweet and beautiful and amazing.
2: Aunt Hattie is absolutely my favorite in the whole book. She was caring and sweet, and even had a very unexpected (to me anyway) romance.
3: This is apparently the fifth book in a series, which I have read none of. I didn't miss anything, and as far as I can tell without having read the others, I would say that the books in this series are primarily stand-alone. If you've read these already and I am actually missing a lot of the story, please comment and tell me!
4: If you like a little mystery, and underhandedness, in your books, then I recommend this book for you! Also, the details painted a vivid picture of everything in my mind's eye. I could see everything!
5: If you like really good endings, this one is really good, and really shows how each of the characters grew and changed through the book. Kim Vogel Sawyer is a favorite of mine, and after reading this book, I'm sure she'll be one of yours!