After reading a novella by this author several months ago and really enjoying it, I was very much looking forward to reading more of her books! I was not disappointed with this book! It has been a while since I read a book with a main female character that I really liked and could really relate to, but Abigail was absolutely that heroine! I loved how strong (Some might even say stubborn) she was, how determined she was to make sure everyone else was taken care of without a thought for herself, and of course her love for horses touched this horsewoman's heart! Jeremiah was also a great character, and this book was filled with an awesome cast of supporting characters, I adored the neighbor children Josiah and Betsy, and some of the pranks that took place between them and Abigail had me laughing out loud! The setting was really cool, and it was written so realistically that I kept having to remind myself that I was indeed in my living room not the Ozarks of Missouri in 1865! For fear of spoiling something I will stop here, but let me just say that I loved this book from start to finish! However there were a couple of horse related details that were either incorrect and/or not believable, which because I am a life long student of all things equine, really bothered me, but being that it was a fictional story I chose to give it the benefit of the doubt that these details were written this way simply for the sake of the story, and did not let it affect my enjoyment of the story as a whole which was very great indeed!
Again I loved this book and highly recommend it. I can't wait to read the next installment in this great new series. I also have Regina Jennings' first three novels on my Kindle and I am very much looking forward to reading them when I get a chance!
I was honored to receive a review copy of this amazing book from Bethany House publishers, in exchange for my honest review!