Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can't let the villain she believes responsible for her father's death release his wrath in Harper's Station, the town that has sheltered her and blessed her with the dearest friends she's ever known.
Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles
to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social
gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity.
His telegraph companion, the mysterious Miss G, listens eagerly
to his ramblings every night and delights him with tales all her own.
For months, their friendship--dare he believe, courtship?--has fed his
hope that he has finally found the woman God intended for him. Yet when
he takes the next step to meet her in person, he discovers her life is
in peril, and Amos must decide if he can shed the cocoon of his quiet
nature to become the hero Grace requires.
What a refreshing book. Amos was not your typical hero material. He wore spectacles and was not brawny. He wasn't a great shot or horseman either. But he made a great hero. He leaves his job and family to rescue the woman that he loves, Grace. Grace doesn't seem to mind that Amos isn't the traditional hero. She finds herself falling for him. When Grace finds herself abducted it is Amos to the rescue.
I really enjoyed reading more about the ladies of Harper's Station. I would highly recommend this book.