With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her handsome papa is another reminder to Louisa of the children she'll never have.
For Emmet Hamilton, strength means shouldering burdens alone. He never thought he'd let himself share his child, or his heart, ever again. But before long, Louisa's kindness and optimism start to change the cowboy's mind. Maybe he can gain the courage to trust again—in Louisa, in God's grace, and in this new family.…
Firstly thanks to Netgalley for my review copy. This is the second in the series of three brides for three cowboys. This time the story is about Louisa who was the child that was sick and often protected because of her illnesses. She gets a job as tutor for Ellie who is Emmet's 7 year old daughter who is bed ridden. Louisa knows what it's like to miss school due to illness and be kept in bed and wants to help this child. Louisa also has a secret shes trying to hold onto. Emmet is dealing with his own demons. I enjoyed how the story unfolded, seeing Louisa standing up for herself and how she deals with working and Ellie. I like how Linda worked through some of the problems in a sensitive way. I also found it interesting learning more about the depression and how some had to survive on very little variety. My mother is now 92 and lived through the depression in Australia and now hates pumpkin as it was one vegetable that was in abundance and eaten most meals that as an adult she hates it. A good read and I look forward to the final book in the series.