Mail Order Bride: The Widower Cowboy and The Young Nun tells the story about a cowboy from California who needs companionship. He is a good Christian man but has an extreme emptiness in heart ever since his wife and children passed away years ago. After placing an advertisement seeking a mail order bride, the man begins corresponding with a fascinating woman from Boston. He is unaware about a single great and important detail in her life. She is a nun and feels led by God to touch this troubled man’s lonely heart. After being invited to meet him in person she comes to a great decision in her life. Will she leave her convent to travel west to meet this cowboy and pursue what she feels is God’s will?
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A fascinating tale!
One of my favorite things in this story was Elizabeth's tender heart, with her sister nuns, her attitude toward her horses, and her loving manner in hearing Colton's heart-wrenching tale of losing his family.
I particularly liked how Mr. Smith read The Prodigal Son passage in the Bible. Even though I've read and heard this parable dozens of times, Mr. Smith's dramatic reading made it feel as if I were that prodigal child, being forgiven by my Father, no matter how many times I have failed or disappointed Him. Praise God!