The second entry in the Big Sky Dreams trilogy by author Lori Wick is everything the first one ("Cassidy") wasn't: itt's respectful and honest. It shows character growth. The story is there for you to read and enjoy--and learn from.
In the bustling town of Denver, Colorado, a policeman and his wife, Danny and Callie, befriend a young prostitute named Sabrina (Bri) Matthews. She begins to learn about God and salvation from them and becomes a believer. Worried that she will slide back into her former way of life, they put her on a train bound for Montana territory and the town of Token Creek. There, she gets a job at the mercantile as a seamstress and lives in a seedy apartment near the "night district" where the saloons and other prostitutes live. Sabrina attempts to befriend one of them, her downstairs neighbor Crystal, but is rebuffed.
Sabrina attends the local church and attracts the attention of Jeannette Fulbright, who offers her a safe haven away from the night district. She also attracts the attention of the local pastor, Rylan Jarvik, one of the kindest men in romance fiction that I've ever come across. When their feelings become more pronounced, Sabrina warns him: "Don't fall in love with me, Rylan."
Sabrina is worried about her past and how it will affect her present life as a churchgoing woman. God's compassion towards those in less fortunate situations is shown clearly through events in Sabrina's life, and we are reminded of one of Christ's followers, Mary Magdalene, who came from the world's oldest profession to Christianity. Rylan and Sabrina's romance is one of the sweetest I've ever read and his proposal is both unusual and funny.
As with some of Wick's other books, the story suffers from having too many characters. The characters from the other books in the trilogy all make appearances and this proves distracting when we're meant to primarily care about Rylan and Sabrina.
This book was very good and very hard to put down!