THE PREACHER'S WIFE
THE PREACHER'S WIFE (4) by Cheryl St. John: Durham, Neb., 1869. Widow Josephine Randolph blames herself for not being able to have children. When she meets widower Samuel Hart, the new temporary preacher, and his three daughters, she agrees to help him with his children and whatever church business comes up. It pains her to be around the children, but she knows she's right where she needs to be. Josephine and Samuel, who blames himself for his wife's death, learn to lean on one other and soon fall in love, but both are afraid to let their guilt go. St. John's books are emotionally charged and her characters are well rounded. Plus, the faith message is not overwhelming.