Her prayers had been in vain. God had let her down. Trust, her mother had said. God knows best. How could she trust someone she hated?
“Do you really hate God, Mattie? Her father’s voice whispered in her mind. “Hate is a strong word, destructive.”
No. Mattie could not hate God anymore than she could hate Moe. But if God intended to do things His own way, never again would she bother with trying to change His mind.
For nine years after the death of her father, Mattie has kept her vow to never pray. But as she places her trust, and heart, in the hands of a dangerous man, Mattie’s determination to remain detached from God is threatened. With her life hanging in the balance, Mattie discovers that though she left God, He never left her. This realization lifts Mattie from her abyss of dark despair to a new hope.
With Mattie’s opportunity for a new life comes the chance of new love. Faced with the choice between two men, Mattie must sift through the remains of her broken heart and decipher its depths. Will she choose Alonzo, her tall, good-natured, childhood sweetheart, or Enos, the rough, gun-packing nemesis of her youth? Relying on her rediscovered faith, Mattie learns that trusting God is not without heartbreak, especially when the hardships of the Mexican Revolution threaten her fragile faith and wedded bliss.
Locations from “Mattie”