Cabot kicks off a new historical series and works the faith message in throughout the story. The characters are lovable and believable. Not only does the novel offer a sweet love story, there's a mystery woven into the background.
Sarah Dobbs is waiting for her groom to come and get her and her little sister. She's eager to start her new life in the frontier town of San Antonio as a mail-order bride to Austin Canfield, with whom she has been writing letters. His brother Clay shows up instead and informs her that Austin is dead at the hands of an unknown murderer. While investigating, Clay and Sarah develop feelings for each other that they try to conceal. Can they solve the mystery of Austin's death and remain uninvolved? (REVELL, Jan., 384 pp., $13.99)