I don't often review stories that aren't completed. But this one is well worth reading and I am interested in how it turns out. Hopefully "and they lived happily ever after" but there is enough doubt I can't wait for the next chapter(s).
There isn't much to discuss. The characters include a stock hero, a former marine almost finished with a degree in engineering, who rents a room in a Mennonite family farmhouse. The heroine is a farmer's daughter, but the characters, and the father and mother are drawn with enough depth that when they are on stage it is interesting to read about them, too. There is a sufficiently evil villain and the daughter's younger brother is worth a look.
The numbers are eight for plot, an A. I have seen much more elaborate plots, but so far everything works just fine. The Technical score is also an eight, I didn't see any thing wrong but A is a good score the way I handle the numbers. Appeal to reviewer is also an eight, an A. Maybe I ought to score it a little higher, I must like it a lot to start reviewing it before its complete. I have faith it will only get better.