Fortunately or unfortunately, Matthew hadn't been warned about beautiful women pretending to be "professional decorators" in one place and "nurses" in another. Callista York was up to her pretty little neck in tall tales, but why? Being a missionary in a place like Joplin was already more that Matthew Cook had bargained for, now he was worrying and wondering about dark curls and lovely eyes and . . . . . just who is she anyway? Callista is related to half the town.
Enjoy this delightfully entertaining story of "handsome-wholesome" meeting "spunky-sparky", for when matters of the heart rise to the surface, and unforeseen danger rounds the corner, Callista and Matthew succumb to a partnership which they sadly realize can't possibly end in a happily ever after scenario. For "the same God who compels you to declare freedom to the captives has given me the task of freeing a very specific captive. There's no difference." . . . . or so she thinks.
When Matthew Cook decided to be a missionary, he never expected to be sent only a short train ride away. While fighting against corruption of all sorts, Matthew hears of a baby raffle being held to raise funds for a children's home. He'll do what he can to stop it, but he also wants to stop the reckless Miss York, whose bad judgment consistently seems to be putting her in harm's way.
Calista doesn't need the handsome pastor interfering with her investigation, and she can't let her disguise slip. Her job and the life of a young lady depend on keeping Matthew in the dark.