[Nessa] didn’t know how to disagree with a preacher, or if she was even allowed to, so she merely wrote, “Thank you, anyway, kind sir, but I am not going to marry you.”
Nessa has lived in an orphanage since she was a young child. Now, as her fourteenth birthday approaches, she worries about the marriage arranged between herself and the preacher, who is much older than her. Staying at the orphanage is not an option, so Nessa decides to flee. She arrives in Prairie River, Kansas with a depleted supply of money and no plans. Can she make friends and find a new life in Prairie River?
I read the Prairie River series several years ago and loved all of the books. I recently found one of the books at a book store and purchased it. Re-reading that book got me started and I have since re-read the first three books. I highly recommend them as good, clean and entertaining reading.
Author: Kristiana Gregory
Audience: 9 and up
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction