Third book in the Texas Romance Series, Hope Reborn continues to follow the Buckmeyer family in Texas. This time they meet May Meriweather, famous romance novelist who has come to Texas to interview Major Baylor and Captain Rusk to fictionalize some of their exploits.
Once in Texas however, she meets Henry Buckmeyer and his family and his daughters talk her into starting at the beginning of the love story which begins with Henry and his now-deceased wife Sue.
I liked the twists and turns that drew Henry and May together in friendship and romantic attraction and separated them as well. There were some very suspenseful moments with life hanging in the balance.
I loved that Henry used the resources that God gave him (his money) to purchase slaves and then grant them their freedom. I think it speaks to the equal value of all humans no matter their colour or race.
God once again shows His mercy and grace in taking care of the characters past histories and sins and we also see Him bestow His blessings on various members of the Buckmeyer clan.
I appreciated May’s inability to understand why Henry refused to let things go very far between them given their difference in faith. I loved how different she felt once she understood that his faith was not in an imaginary being, but a true and living God.
Hope Reborn was an engaging clean historical romance novel to read. It moved along at a good pace and had enough suspense, danger and intrigue in it to hold the interest of most readers. I thought it was a great addition to this series, and I gave it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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