Esther’s harsh words cut right to the heart of her own fears. Hearing them from someone else magnified them. “What are you saying, Esther Greening?” Gini stepped closer, her shoulders shuddering under the weight of Esther’s words, hurt from a thousand rejections stabbing at her heart. A sob caught in her throat. How could Esther always read her fears and pierce her with them?
Esther stopped her frantic scrubbing and stood perfectly still, her words slow and exact. “I’m saying that in the two or so weeks that he’s been here, he’s only come here once. You’re the one going over there, acting like a lovesick bird, batting your lashes and throwing yourself at him at every turn. He doesn’t return your feelings. You’re going to get hurt, just like when we were growing up.”
Shock stopped her dead, and she quickly glanced around to make sure none of the children were nearby. “I did no such thing! Just because you caught the one moment I needed someone, the one time I couldn’t hold up under the pressure, that I needed him to hold me. That’s right, Esther. I needed someone, and he was there, and he gladly did the job. I don’t know what John’s intentions are, but I intend to see where it leads. You can either be happy for me or you can try to stand in my way, but you won’t stop me, promise or no promise.”
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Some promises aren’t meant to last a lifetime.
Gini would do just about anything to take care of the eleven orphans in her custody. She's vowed to never marry, but that oath is pushed to the limits when John moves in next door. The new Nebraska rancher is a tad abrasive but willing to step in when the entire town has given up on her little orphanage. She’s prayed for help for so long, but are God’s plans even bigger than she can conceive?
There are some things a man can’t outrun.
John’s running from the love he left behind in Kansas. On a mission to help his sister, John takes over her ranch, which has seen its share of problems. Day after day, John fights against those trying to seize his land, but a more present danger lurks right next door, the sweet redheaded owner of the orphanage, who’s fast stealing his heart.
As the world closes in on him, John must protect his home from rustlers and his heart from getting trampled, once again. If he can’t, he just might lose them both.
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Kari Trumbo is a best-selling author for many Christian Historical Romance novels and is a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. When she isn't writing, or editing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them. Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of over twenty years, two daughters, two sons, two cats, and one hungry wood stove.
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