Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Glory and the Rawhide Preacher" by Linda Ford

About the Book

Levi and God have a deal: Levi will devote his life to preaching and reaching people with God’s word, and God will bring Levi’s outlaw brother Matt back into the fold. It sounded easy enough at first, until Levi rode into Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and straight into the path of britches-wearing, horse-riding, independent Glory Hamilton. As far as Glory’s concerned, there isn’t a man alive who can be trusted, including a preacher who looks more like an outlaw and confuses her heart. Does God make deals with men—or is Glory just a test of Levi’s faith?

This book was release in November 2012
 This is a Kindle book that I own in my collection

My Review

Glory and the Rawhide Preacher” by Linda Ford is a 'Truly Yours Digital Editions' book. I have to say that I was looking for a simple, real easy read on a night that I wanted to read something but didn't want to be reading something that I had to think about. Yeah well this book was a great example of the saying, “Man plans, God laughs” for really this was not a simple story for there was plenty of thought provoking messages within the story.

Levi is a man who is keeping a secret but on a mission. He has made an agreement with God and that is just making things that much harder. Though Levi is a Preacher, this story shows him as a human that so many people don't think that they are. Levi has so many flaws about him that he made to seem completely relate-able, Preacher or not. Levi also learns a few things about his mission and vow.

Glory is a woman who has reason for why she doesn't trust men, but at the same time there is so much about her that screams just the opposite. Glory is also not the usual woman for the time period of 1864, but then again she wasn't raised in the usual way, which we as readers see through the story. Also Glory though she tries so hard to hide it from everyone, she has a heart as pure as cold, who helps others without thought of herself.

The biggest message throughout the story is trust. Trust in God. Trust in fellow people. Trust in our own emotions. These things are huge issues with one or more of the characters, and not always in very obvious ways. I enjoyed looking how this issue was dealt in the different situations that arose throughout the story, for it was not an issue that could be handled the same way each time.

I enjoyed this book so much that I had to get the rest of the series. I truly hope that all those who take the chance to read this book, enjoy it as much as I did.

Other Books that Goes Along with "Glory and the Rawhide Preacher" by Linda Ford

Mandy and the Missouri Man
Joanna and the Footloose Cowboy