Marrying a stranger to keep the woman's siblings out of an orphanage is one thing, but when more children than expected pour out of the stagecoach, what’s a man to do?
Nervous about meeting her fiancé for the first time, Ellie Spritzer’s lifelong hope of finding love is about to end—or rather, begin. She never imagined her quest for love would take her to the other side of the country with all eight of her siblings in tow, but after her mother dies unexpectedly, what choice does she have? At least the man she’s been writing for the past year is still willing to marry her and take in her siblings… or so she thinks until she arrives in the dusty town of Twin Rivers, Texas.
Growing up an orphan, Sam Owens never had a place to call home or a family to love. So if his wife-to-be needs to bring three of her siblings with her, he has no complaints about having a ready-made family. But his mail-order-bride doesn’t arrive with three. She arrives with eight.
Sam can’t make himself turn away children in need. But as a beginning rancher, he doesn’t have the resources to care for so many people. When sinister forces threaten the things Sam and Ellie both hold dear, can they figure out how to keep their fledgling family together, or will they lose the very things they cherish most?
Tomorrow’s First Light is the first book in the Texas Promise Series by bestselling Christian romance author Naomi Rawlings. If you like tender marriage-of-convenience stories, you’ll love this heartwarming tale filled with hope and new beginnings.
Packed full of young romance, a good mystery, country life, friendship, love and God, Tomorrow's First Light made for a wonderful read. Such great descriptions that I have the position of the barn, cattle roaming the pasture, and the little house, all in my mind. I could paint a picture.
I loved the circle of boys that were friends from such a young age and stuck together as they grew older. Such loyalties that they all had and it bonded them together! This was a good reminder that we can't always do it all ourselves. We need God, family, and friends to help us along the way. We just need to let them know.
A great read, with such unique circumstances, that made me turn the pages just to see what would happen next!
I was given this book by the author. All opinions are my own.