Strangers and Pilgrims was an exciting foray into western fiction. I liked the main characters and the side characters, as well, and felt badly for all of the pain they went through.
Harry and Rose were good good leaders to the other characters, Sally and Doyle. Sally brought some well needed humor into the story. Doyle was a man who had to struggle for awhile before he could accept that God wanted to forgive him no matter how much he had sinned.
The bad guy, a Yankee carpetbagger, had control of the town and he was truly evil and ruthless. I did wonder why he kept either beating up the characters or having his men beat up the characters rather than just outright killing Harry. He seemed to keep saying over and over again how he was going to kill him, and I kept wondering why he didn’t just get around to it! But, it did add plenty of danger and conflict to the novel.
There was a solid gospel message in the story and the characters realized that they should be focusing more on eternity rather than their temporary earthly home.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Seven years can change a town …
Seven years ago, Harry Reiner left his parents’ ranch in Cantonsburg, Texas, to fight for the Confederacy. Now, he’s come home to a town filled with strangers—strangers who hate him for the side he took in the war. After a confrontation with two of the townspeople turns violent, Harry is left at the mercy of men who would rather see him dead.
Rose Kendrick knows the cost of standing against Edwin Burton, but she can’t leave a man to die in the street. Even if helping him will once again put her at odds with Burton.
As Harry and Rose struggle to belong in a land where they are strangers and pilgrims, they are pulled into a desperate battle against Burton. And Edwin Burton has never lost a fight.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kristina Hall is a sinner saved by grace who seeks to glorify God with her words. She is a homeschool graduate and holds a degree in accounting. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, arm wrestling, lifting weights, and playing the violin.