During the Great War, Oklahoma farm girl Rebekah Hendricks is captivated by dashing aviator Arthur Samson. Rebekah travels to Texas to care for her flu-stricken aunt and be closer to Arthur's training camp. But her aunt's death and Arthur's indecisiveness change everything. Should she live a dutiful life or embrace unexpected love?
Debut Author Delivers Sweet Heartwarming Historical Fiction
Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he's the man she's meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother's sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur's training camp as God's approval of her plans.
But the Spanish flu epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt's death, Arthur's indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebeka is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.
Anne Mateer is a three-time Genesis Contest finalist who has long had a passion for history and historical fiction. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults.