Monday, June 13, 2011
The Proper Wife by Winnie Griggs
Sensible, Settled, Steady…
And not Sadie Lassiter. Eli Reynolds knows what he wants in a wife, and the flighty Texas girl couldn't be further from the mark. Eli has his nine-year-old sister's welfare to consider—Penny deserves a mother who will give her proper care. But when bad weather strands Eli and Sadie together, he sees a new side to her character. She's rash—but also resourceful. Instead of discipline, she has diligent faith. Her housekeeping skills are lacking, but she's filled with humor and sweetness. She may not be a "proper" wife, but to save her reputation—and to take a chance on happiness he'd never expected to find—Eli will take her as his bride.
I loved this book! Winnie wrote a lovely historical with compelling characters that couldn't be more opposite from each other. Their bad circumstances leads to a marraige neither of them would have chosen - but proving that God's ways are higher than ours, and He truly has our best interets at heart - even when it appears all is falling apart!
Don't miss this fun story of love and faith set in a small Texas town in 1893. Get your copy HERE!