Today’s book review features
Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina Hall.
Seven years can change a town …
Seven years ago, Harry Reiner left his parents’ ranch in Cantonsburg, Texas, to fight for the Confederacy. Now, he’s come home to a town filled with strangers—strangers who hate him for the side he took in the war. After a confrontation with two of the townspeople turns violent, Harry is left at the mercy of men who would rather see him dead.
Rose Kendrick knows the cost of standing against Edwin Burton, but she can’t leave a man to die in the street. Even if helping him will once again put her at odds with Burton.
As Harry and Rose struggle to belong in a land where they are strangers and pilgrims, they are pulled into a desperate battle against Burton. And Edwin Burton has never lost a fight.
Kristina Hall is a sinner saved by grace who seeks to glorify God with her words. She is a homeschool graduate and holds a degree in accounting. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, arm wrestling, lifting weights, and playing the violin.
From Author Website
Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina Hall is aptly named. I loved how the author tied the title and the story together.
This is a historical western romance that rests on the theme of overcoming the past. Whatever a person had done, they were forgiven if they became Christians. While I found there to be too much Scripture and preaching for my preferences, I liked how this principle rang through the story. Especially with Rose, who had a checkered past, particularly with the bad guy.
Harry was a fantastic hero, sweet, caring, and sacrificial, if you can overlook his being a Confederate soldier. It was only a few years after the Civil War, but I’m afraid I couldn’t understand or relate to how all Confederates were good and all Yankees were bad.
This story has a good heart and is an entertaining read. Overlooking those few difficulties, I enjoyed the story. Perhaps you will, too.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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