During the hot, windy summer of 1870 in the burgeoning railroad town of Assurance, Kansas, Marissa Pierce is fed up with her abusive boss. Her longing to expose the saloon's illegal practices and start a new life is all she thinks about, and she is growing weary of convincing townsfolk that she is most certainly not a prostitute. Civil War veteran and preacher Rowe Winford arrives in town intent on leaving the tragic memories of his deceased family behind. Although Rowe has no plans to fall in love anytime soon, the plans of God rarely match those of man. Faced with adversity and rejection from the town and Rowe's family, can Marissa overcome her past, renew her faith, and experience the life of love that God has planned for her?
Brandi Boddie holds a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a BA in political science from Youngstown State University. Her love of writing and research has led her to work that includes case management for the Office of the Attorney General in Washington DC and teaching assignments for elementary and secondary students. When she is not working on a story, Brandi enjoys hiking, fencing, and swing dancing. She lives in Colorado with her family, which includes a cocker spaniel who aspires to be a food critic.
"A wonderful story of redemption and forgiveness set on the Kansas plains in 1870." Margaret Brownley, New York Times best-selling author of the Rocky Creek series
"Brandi creates strong, believable, memorable characters that will touch readers’ hearts." Cecelia Dowdy, author of Chesapeake Weddings
"A heartwarming tale of God’s forgiveness and changed hearts." Martha Rogers, author of the Winds Across the Prairie and Seasons of the Heart series
"The Preacher's Wife is full of characters that draw you in and hold you fast. Brandi Boddie has written a book that is compelling and heart-tugging. I didn’t want it to end." Mary Connealy, author of The Kincaid Brides series