On the surface, all appears serene as the third generation of Kades in pioneer Utah grow up to take their parents’ place in the vast, rugged regions of the West. But fate—or is it divine providence?—suddenly steps in.
Jessica Scott of Illinois finds herself waylaid among the Latter-day Saints in 1870s Utah while on a railroad trip to California. Alone and seeking assistance from her relatives, whose religious beliefs she scorns, nineteen-year-old Jessica meets her cousin of the same age, Ethan Kade, who is home for a few days from the cattle ranch where he is employed. Jessica’s presence threatens to ruin the carefully laid plans Ethan has already set in motion. He makes a momentous decision that will profoundly affect his own future, as well as that of his cousin. For her part, Jessica has no inkling of the transformation about to unfold in her own life.
Join Ethan and Jessica as they struggle to overcome their differences and face the dangers awaiting them at the Running W Ranch in Volume 4 of The Kade Family Saga, Beside Still Waters. This stirring historical novel of unexpected adventure, romance, and spiritual discovery, set in authentic detail against the backdrop of the untamed West, will leave the reader wishing for more long after the book is closed.