Cassie Haddon’s widowed mother has raised her to be a lady . . . which may have been well and good in the gentler world before the war, but in the post-Civil War West, with no kinfolk to rely on and no practical skills, Cassie has to figure out a way to support them both. Working for a living isn’t easy, but it’s better than relying on the charity of friends. When she takes a job in a grocery over her mother’s vehement objections, Cassie doesn’t count on developing feelings for Jacob West, the store’s owner. Neither does she count on her mother conjuring up a more “suitable” man for her to marry. If you’d enjoy a light, sweet inspirational romance set in the 1860s, give Ann Shorey’s Love’s Sweet Beginning a whirl. It’s the third book in the Sisters at Heart series, but the story also stands well on its own.
Disclosure: I’ve been given a review copy of this book by the publisher. This generosity, while appreciated, has not biased my review. I also post some of my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.