Thursday, March 7, 2024

Fairest of Heart by Karen Witemeyer (Review)

Series: Texas Ever After #1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: June 6, 2023
345 pages
About the Book:

Beauty has been nothing but a curse to Penelope Snow. When she becomes a personal maid for a famous actress whose troupe is leaving Chicago to tour the West, she hides her figure beneath shapeless dresses and keeps her head down. But she still manages to attract the wrong attention, leaving her prospects in tatters--and her jealous mistress plotting her demise.

After his brother lost his life over a woman, Texas ranger Titus Kingsley has learned to expect the worst from women and is rarely disappointed. So when a young woman found in suspicious circumstances takes up residence with the seven old drovers living at his grandfather's ranch, Titus is determined to keep a close eye on her.

With a promotion hanging in the balance, Titus is assigned to investigate a robbery case tied to Penelope's acting troupe. The evidence points to her guilt, but Titus's heart divines a different truth--one that might just get Penelope killed.

My Rating & Thoughts:    

I loved so many of these characters. I loved Penelope's positive outlook and her giving heart. Titus was a lawman who had his guard up, especially when it came to women, but deep down he was soft-hearted and put all his effort into protecting those he cared for. I loved the eccentric collection of grandfathers, they each l were unique and had their own personality and traits that made it easy to distinguish one from another. There is a true villain in this story, and the way they use people made me sick. Couldn't wait for them to be caught and brought to justice. I was sucked into this story and fully the characters. The faith of the characters was nicely woven into the story and the characters learn to turn things over to God and trust him for the outcome. I loved the ending and can't wait to read more in the series. Maybe we'll get to see more of these characters?

Favourite Quote: 
“Love meant putting the needs of another before his own.”
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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