Mary Connealy wraps up her Montana Marriages series by focusing on the redemption arc for Book One's villain. Wade has come to know the Lord and has been working on growing in his faith, as we saw in Book Two. Now he's hoping that drawing his strength from Christ will be enough to help him face his narcissistic father, whose health is failing. Can he really stand in grace before the one who caused him so much pain in the past?
This is also the story of Glowing Sun, a young woman who has been raised among the Salish Indian tribe after they rescued her, young and alone, when her family had died from illness. Now she is once again the sole survivor of tragedy, but this time it was a massacre instead of disease who took her people away from her. As she struggles to escape from the outlaws who killed her family, Wade comes to her rescue.
As Wade and Glowing Sun, who eventually remembers that her English name is Abby, make their way to his father's home, they don't know that the men who destroyed the Salish village are the same ones who have been rustling cattle and stealing gold in the nearby town of Divide. When the outlaws realize their witnesses will be around for a while, they make plans to kill Wade, Abby, and Wade's father so they can completely take over his ranch.
This was the best book in the series, because it dealt with very real issues and didn't have such over the top romance. Even though my own life story doesn't exactly match up with those of the main characters, it did in many areas of the heart. I applaud any author willing to tackle such tough subjects.