My sister read this and liked it so much she got the other stories in the series. A schoolteacher harbors "con". She jeopardizes her job and reputation doing this. God told her to trust.
Due to an encanny resemblance to an outlaw named Denham, the Reverand Noah Thorndyke is scheduled to hang at sunrise for a murder he did not commit. Shot during a desperate jailbreak, the bleeding fugitive finds himself in the middle of Angela Isaacs' garden, begging for the schoolmarm's help.
Angela risks her job-and her reputation-to hide this convicted felon from the posse of lawmen now scouring the countryside. Something in his eyes and in his speech, convinces her that this self-proclaimed "innocent pastor" is telling the truth. But will her faith in this man, like her faith in another man from the past, prove unfounded? Is he deserving of her trust? If Noah is truly innocent, can Angela forestall his discovery by the law long enough to find the real killer?
Part 4 of Debra's Texas series. The other books are Texas Honor, Texas Rose, and Texas Lady.