Mazy Pelfrey doesn’t know what to do with her life. She left home to attend secretarial school but she struggles to pass her tests and wonders if she chose the right path. When she meets Loyal Chambers, a local doctor’s son, she is captivated. He seems to like her and she hopes there is a future with him. She also has to tell Chanis Clay, the local sheriff who has always just been there and assumes he will marry Mazy, she has met someone else. Mazy’s faith sustains her through trials at school, with friends, and illness.
Yes, Mazy isn’t certain what she should do but I’ve been there in my life before and could easily relate to her struggles with deciding what was the best choice for her. The book is set in the early 1900s and alters between a small town in Kentucky and Lexington. Jan Watson’s imagery is vivid and you feel like you have been whisked away to that place and time. The characters are real—you dislike some, relate to others, and even pity a couple of them. This was the first book by this author I have read but it won’t be the last book. It was a quick and enjoyable read.
****Tyndale provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for either a positive or a negative review.