Heart of Stone
, by Jill Landis, is a Christian historical romance set in the 1870s, 1st in her Irish Angels series, courtesy of publisher Zondervan.
This is free for non-Canadians in the Kindle store, and has a good chance of also showing up at B&N and possibly Sony, since Zondervan are fairly generous about having their freebies in most of the stores.
In the first book of the Irish Angels series, we meet Laura Foster, a woman with the darkest of pasts, and Reverend Brand McCormick, a man with everything to lose by loving her. Having escaped a life she never chose, Laura Foster is finally living her dream. But even after four years of posing as a respectable widow in Glory, Texas, she is always afraid someone from her past might reveal her true identity.Believing no man could love her if he knew the truth, Laura tries to resist Brand's courtship. His reputation would be shattered if Laura's former life is discovered. But it's not only Laura's past that threatens to bring him down---it's also his own. As they open their hearts to love and faith, will Laura and Brand find the depth and power of forgiveness from their community?