Jessie is the third book in the Big Sky series written by Lori Wick. The story is set in Montana territory back in the late 1800’s. Jessie runs the mercantile in the town of Token Creek. Seth comes into the store, just passing through town on his way to Texas, until he meets Jessie and he decides to stay on. He helps her part-time at the store to begin with and after a few months he asks her to marry him and she says yes.
Their relationship begins to break down and they argue more and more. Seth leaves Token Creek and Jessie is left to raise their oldest daughter with one on the way. She works the store, takes care of the girls, but her heart is broken. Then one day after many years passed – Seth returns to Token Creek and he wishes to get reacquainted with his wife and get to know his daughters. Jessie is not sure she can trust him, but something about him is different. She learns he has found Christ. Eventually he encourages his daughters go to church with him and they come to know God also and soon Jessie feels left out. After much soul searching and questions she decides that she needs Christ in her life also.
It is a delightful story of walking with Christ, struggles, forgiveness, trusting all over again, and the strength of family. I enjoyed this book and am a huge fan of Lori Wick’s books.