I’m a Believer!
I admit it, hand raised in the air, that I was VERY hesitant of Caleb’s story… and that’s just because he’s proven himself to be such a ‘gem’ in past stories… but what I quickly remembered was the lesson I learned from Prudence… Debra Holland is a master at redemption stories… with her talent.. she can change a leopard’s spots, a zebra’s stripes, and make a starched collar banker soften and warm right before my eyes.
Maggie is a survivor and a strong woman, and I think just the right person to be a match to Caleb. He was a man who wanted a woman to take care of, a fine example of genteel womanhood, a perfect example of feminine grace and someone who understood the benefits of the society he grew up in. And yet the first time he meets Maggie, her history, her culture, none of it mattered as he struggled to help her bring her child into the world. I think that intimate setting did a lot to crack open the hard crust of his upbringing and allow him to see the heart of this woman and to fall for her because of who she is… and the precious life they brought into the world together.
People can change… I believe it 😀