The Chronicles of Chanute Crossing, Book One
Kate’s unrehearsed for her reaction when widower Seth Orbin wades through rain and lightning to rescue her and her kids, who love being stranded at Seth’s mountain cabin. Kate and Seth sidestep a surprising attraction.
Seth feels conflicted when discovering their spiritual gulf. He longs for Kate’s parched faith to heal, while she’s convinced he’s deluding himself with ideas of peace.
Seth knows he can’t marry Elizabeth Koger, not after meeting Kate.
At a low moment, Kate accepts a date from Willard Wittenberg. She bites her folly when he won’t leave her alone and his history with Elizabeth unveils.
A suspicious fire at Seth’s sawmill--one implicating Willard and injuring Seth--creates turbulence.
Barely conscious from his injuries, Seth declares his love for Kate. She can’t understand such faith, much less the love offered.
Family illnesses reinforce Seth’s tragedy-proof peace. Kate’s heart softens to God and Seth.
Joy is restored as only God can.
"Joy Restored is a definite must read! Once I started this book, I could not put it down. Jude Urbanski draws you in and won't let you go. Seth and Katarina become real people as you learn about them and their problems."
"I loved this book! I felt like I was reading Karen Kingsbury. I couldn't wait to read the next page and now I can't wait to read the next book."