Hiram Dooley is a private man, living his life as the local gunsmith; contributing honorably to the Fergus, Idaho community as he continues to grieve over the deaths of his wife and newborn child. He scarcely utters a word, but his growing friendship with the lovely owner of the town's emporium begins to revive his reticent heart and Hiram finds that exploring a new future is not nearly as difficult as he once imagined.
Libby Adams has a soft spot in her heart for Hiram Dooley, the kind brother of her best friend, Trudy. When a young woman is kidnapped and ransomed, the entire town rallies to save her, but it's the skill of one seasoned sharpshooter that quietly saves the lives of its citizens. It's just one, of the many qualities, that Libby admires in Hiram. Could she possibly love again?
Enjoy this continuing tale of life on the western frontier, in a small town that experiences its share of love, loss and gallantry!
As the second book in the trilogy, this book ties up the loose ends from the first book. The quiet gunsmith Hiram wonders if happiness with the also widowed shopkeeper Libby might be possible. The sister of Hiram's deceased wife comes to town and is determined to marry Hiram, even though he wants nothing to do with her.
Meanwhile, the schoolteacher meets her felon uncle, that she has never before heard of, wondering where he came from & what happenened to him. All of my favorite characters, especially those in the shooting club, return in this book that I really enjoyed. I couldn't wait to start the next book after I finished it.
These stories have good chrisitan values when it comes to dating, or courting as it was called back then. These stories also show how being a christian isn't easy, but it is most certainly worth it; because with God we can do all things.