Lightning and Lace

lightningandlaceThe setting for this 1898 Romance is a ranch in Texas, yet we never learn about ranch life. Pretty Bonnie Kahler is a young widow who spends most of her time fretting over her troublesome 12-year-old son Zack, who became a bully when his father died.

But here comes Travis Whitworth, a single, handsome young preacher who takes over the local ministry plus the discipline of Zack. Guess how this one ends.  The only real surprise comes when Bonnie’s spotted mare, Indian Sun, is suddenly referred to as a gelding.  Huh?  —Phyllis Morreale-de la Garza

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