The Civil War rages and Rebekah Montgomery fights to keep her world intact. But it's crumbling around her, taking those she loves, and if allowed, her dreams and sanity with it. Fleeing the war, she is determined to go Oregon to make a new life for herself and her son, Andrew, and her cousin, Caroline St. James, who has run away from home and wants to join Rebekah on the journey. Their trip is curtailed when Rebekah tries to join the train in Independence, Missouri and is denied.
When Matthew Cavanaugh arrives with a proposal of marriage, in name only to help her west, he becomes the miracle she needs. She says yes, wishing their union could be real, but doubts he could truly love her once he learns her secret. Loving him as she does, she dreads the idea of letting him go once they reach Oregon.
Matthew has braved war and near death with one thought in mind… Rebekah. He proposes marriage so she can join the train and he can be close to her. And perhaps turn her heart to him. But his biggest battle might just lie ahead. Rebekah, his childhood friend, has built a wall between them and won’t let him in. He won her hand in marriage, and now he has a few short months to win her heart. The task might be easier if the trail and mishaps wouldn't keep tearing them apart.
Books in series: 4
Genre: Christian Historical Romance