When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn't the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner's niece and nephew, who've been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts.
Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He's never wanted family - his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life - and to Elsie.
As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William's secrets...though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound love to protect their unlikely family from danger.
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Story is boring and narrator is too annoying...
Narrator is very much overly dramatic and the main male character always sounds like he is hoarse, half asleep, or sick and weak. In one place the story says that he has a strong deep voice, but this is anything but that.
I could not finish listening to the story, the narrator is so very annoying and the story is soooooooo slow. I skipped from ch. 8 to the ch. 20, the last chapter, and felt like I hadn't missed anything. Save your credit and listen to something else.
great story! !!