Author: Jillian Hart
Published By: Steeple Hill
Date Published: February 1, 2009
Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Romance, Western
Recommended Age: Adult
It’s from my personal Kindle library.
Noelle Kramer has been blind for about five years because of a horse and buggy accident. Living in Montana Territory during 1883 makes it hard for a blind person to maneuver around, but Noelle is determined to remain independent. When a runaway horse nearly plungs her into a freezing lake a stranger rescues her. She then realizes it’s not a stranger at all, but Thad McKaslin her ex-beau. She hasn’t seen Thad since he ditched her five years ago and left Montana.
Thad came back to Montana after five years to find the love of his life was blind. After losing Noelle five years ago, Thad’s faith had been terribly shaken, and then finding she went blind had him questioning his faith even more.
I have been trying to read more Christian fiction lately, especially Christian Romance, so I acquired this e-book last week. I liked it. I always loved romances set in the old west and I like the character of Noelle. Steeple Hill created a town with interesting characters that the reader is able to picture them with clarity. Take Noelle’s aunt for instance, the way she spoke and her opinion on subjects made the reader chuckle right along with Noelle.
I gave Homespun Bride only three stars and a grade of C, because I felt something was lacking. I felt it needed more of a story line than Thad trying to find his way back to God, and the only thing keeping Thad and Noelle apart is Noelle’s belief that she wouldn’t make a good wife. She felt being blind kept her from living a full life and that she had to give up her dreams. The story line seems to need more meat to it.
If you love Christian Romances, I recommend Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart. It’s a sweet love story and with some good Christian wisdom written into the story.
Adult Content: None