Ages 13+

Windswept Promise

by Timothy Lewis

In the spring of 1887, orphaned Laurabeth Appleby travels from Galveston, Texas to Fort Worth in hopes of meeting her only living relative—an uncle. Upon arrival, she learns he’s not only a former Texas Ranger, but is employed as a freighter for the vast XIT Ranch. To find him, she must tread deep into the Texas frontier, an untamed land considered deadly for an eighteen-year-old single girl.

At the XIT, she falls in love with a young cowboy who’s trying to build his future by forgetting his past. When a deliberately set prairie fire destroys the XIT’s southern range, Laurabeth learns hard truths about trust, betrayal, and the faith required for lasting happiness.

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