I was a little disappointed with this book. The writing was just okay in my opinion and I never really felt connected with the characters.Pricilla went through so many hardships and I did feel awful for her. It just seemed like one terrible thing after another happened and she never got any breaks. Now, there were some parts of this book that I really liked, which is why I gave it four stars. This is an okay read, but it wouldnt be something that I would readily recommend.
Amanda Cabot is a great writer and I really enjoy her books about Texas. She has a way of telling that makes one feel you are right there with the characters. Her love of the Lord also shines through and that is important to me also.
I appreciated Amanda's writing skill and throughoughly enjoyed the story. The plot between Zach and Priscilla, the rapport between Clay and Sarah and little Thea, and the conflict with the French and German settlers were well done. The Ranger's interest in Priscilla was a nice twist. Where I thought the book stumbled was the hasty way the tale of Zach and Margaret was introduced, addressed, and ended - or not. I really saw no need for this direction and felt his connection to John saving his life was enough of a past for him to handle. Going back to "correct" mistakes is not always the best route and the destruction it can pour over the innocent, like Paul is too far-reaching to be of real benefit. To me, the story would have been excellent without the last chapters presenting Margaret, Hank, and Paul.