Grooms with Honor Book 3
STORY-LINE GABE’S PLEDGE BY LINDA HUBALEK:
Gabe’s Pledge is the story of Iva Mae Paulson and Gabriel Shepard. Iva has loved Gabe for years; she’s waited for him to propose. On New Years Eve 1886, Iva announces she will sign up with a mail order bride agency; for she intends to be a bride in 1887. She loves teaching in Clear Creek, but wants a family and home of her own. Hoping to push Gabe into proposing, will her plan backfire?
Gabe Shepard, shy and prodding, just can’t bring himself to propose to Iva. After she kisses him on New Year Eve, he felt a wonderful tinge. But can he overcome his issues to make her his wife? Hubalek takes readers back to small town Clear Creek. Filled with laughter, family help or was it hindrance, a strong woman, and maybe a groom of honor, Hubalek takes us on another wonderful journey in the West.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Welcome back to Clear Creek, Kansas and the people we have come to know and love; Pastor and Kaitlyn Reagan, their six sons, the Paulson’s, Shepard’s, and all the other wonderful residents of Clear Creek. A small town, close-knit, ready to help each other in any way they can, and where faith in God’s the backbone of the community. Linda Hubalek skillfully filled Clear Creek with a variety of characters with different personalities and dreams. I love this series; Hubalek included characters from earlier books, allowing her readers to catch up with their lives. I am always impatient for the next book in this series; wondering who’s the next couple united in love and faith.