Bethany House (June 1, 2010)
When your neglectful mother ignores everything but the latest fashions and her outer appearance what’s your first reaction to a new dressmaker’s shop opening across the street? Not only does Jericho Tucker find out but he was planning on purchasing the property and putting it to another use so he was feeling doubly cheated when Hannah shows up having received the deed to said property as a gift from the owner. Eventually his least favorite moniker, Jericho, which Delia confides to her new friend irritates him, becomes a favored nickname from Hannah’s lips.
Despite the change in his attitudes, thanks to a couple meddling women and God’s interference the complete turnaround and a new outlook on marriage and beauty doesn’t happen overnight. Witemeyer has written a delightful romantic comedy rife with humorous errors and misunderstandings that keep the laughter bubbling up throughout the narrative on small town life in Texas in the 1880’s. While waiting for the man she soon discovers she loves to realize he returns the sentiment, Hannah makes new friends and learns her own spiritual lessons as well. Be sure and catch this entertaining and enlightening volume from a new to me author that promises a lighthearted yet powerful story of love, life, and trust. (ISBN#9780764207556, 352pp, $14.99)