A Gown of Spanish Lace Author:Janette Oke Her Mother's Wedding gown gorgeous and precious, yet so mysterious. — Another unforgettabel addition to the Women of the west series! In a Gown of Spanish Lace, Ariana Benson loves her life-her parents, her little town,her job as the town's schoolteacher, her students. But one evening after classes are done and she prepares to hurry home berfore... more » a blizzard hits, her whole life changes in an instant. The two rough-looking men who abduct her and take her far from home and family make no response to her frantic questions: why me? What are you going to do to me? Where are you taking me? Held hostage in a camp of bandits, Ariana's emotions swing between terror and boredom as days stretch into weeks. And then the boss's son appears in the doorway of her cabin. Does this mean she will never see her mother and father again, the two who had so lovingly adopted her as an infant and raised her as their own? will she ever wear the wedding dress so carefully saved for her-her one link with her birth parents, now long dead?« less
This books holds it's reader's attention with white knuckled grip. The romance is quite and pure and builds behind an intense, action packed plot. The characters are strong and believable without being too factious.
It was the first Christian prairie romance book that I ever read, and I am still looking for one to (even come close) to matching it.