When 17-year-old Lucinda Bishop loses both parents in a carriage accident, the young heiress must leave her home in Boston and travel to live with relatives in the untamed Oklahoma territory. It’s a far cry from the refined surroundings to which she’s accustomed, but Lucinda determines to make the best of her circumstances. She’s blessed to have a loving family who are willing to welcome her into their home—and to protect her from the danger she doesn’t even know stalks her every step.
Lucinda’s sheltered past leaves her ill-prepared for many things about her new life…perhaps most of all her heart’s reaction to handsome ranch hand Jake Starnes.
Jake is running from a past that could very well destroy any future he might have with the beautiful girl from Boston. As she and her family introduce him to a God Who loves him regardless of his mistakes, Jake comes to realize that he must return to the very place he ran away from, though doing so will almost certainly mean his death.
Will God make a way where there seems no way for Jake and Lucinda?
A sweet, heart-tugging romance with a strong thread of faith woven throughout. The Haynes family and Lucinda are wonderful examples of what it means to utterly depend on God, and to possess simple, unswerving belief that He is and that He cares. Martha Rogers’ has peopled her first novel with well-rounded, believable characters; authentic historical detail; a touch of humor; a healthy dollop of emotion; and page after page of riveting reading. Becoming Lucy is a wonderful introduction to the Winds Across the Prairie series. I eagerly anticipate a return trip to Barton’s Creek, Oklahoma and the wonderful folks who call it home.