ratings · Published: Jul 19th, 2006
1720: Jack Hunter is about to be hanged for the murder of his neighbor. Jack knows he’s innocent, and the unscrupulous constables will seize his land when he’s dead. He asks Lucy Hamblin, the only girl he ever loved, to marry him in the jail. Her father broke them up four years ago, but now her father is dead. Will Lucy be willing to grant his last request and become the widow Hunter?
This book won the short historical category of both the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest and ACFW’s Book of the Year Contest for 2007. It was favorite historical of the year among Heartsong readers for 2006.