From an Audie award-winning narrator and a USA TODAY best-selling author comes a story of unlikely love and true family togetherness.
They come from different worlds...
Pursued by an unwelcome suitor, banker's daughter Penny Castlerock will do anything to escape town and Mr. Abbott's advances - even visit her grandfather's homestead for an undetermined amount of time. Out of her element, she must rely on neighbor Jonas White - and his brood of adopted children.
Scandal chased Jonas out of Philadelphia five years ago - one that socialite Miss Castlerock knows about. Since then, Jonas has kept to himself, worked his homestead, and focused on raising his seven adopted boys and his daughter. The last thing he needs is to be reminded of the past and the young woman he once fancied - especially when she's so far out of his sphere....
As circumstances force the two to work together, their tentative friendship blossoms into something more. But can two people from such disparate backgrounds find true love with each other?
©2012 Lacy Williams (P)2015 Lacy Williams
Penny is in a difficult situation and finds it difficult to break free from societal norms placed on women of that time. I love Jonas and the deep compassion he has for his children. Having Penny finally understand why and who he is was awesome.
I just love this time period! This was such a fun adventure/love story. Little things in the story will keep you on you toes and interested. This book has a nice complex storyline but not ovedone. Great book and narration.
The story is a nicely written, sweet Christian romance. the audible narration was fabulous, better than nearly every other book I've listened to so far. She truly brought each character to life!
Proud Canadian who loves Jesus, Dogs, Country Music, Lilacs, Gregory Peck movies and audio-books with a HEA.
I am disappointed that two of the books in the series are not available on audible.
I find it very frustrating when a publisher doesn't release the entire series on audible. I do not have time to sit and read. I prefer audio-books because it allows me the option of multi-tasking.
I really enjoyed the story. Jonas has a beautiful heart and his love for unwanted children is inspiring.
books are my drug of choice :D
First, new author, new narrator for me.
When I started listening to the story, I wasn't sure about the voice, but I kept coming back for more because of the story, wanted to know what happens next. It is a sweet story that grew on me and I have to say it is good. Sweet because of Jonas, how his story unfolds and the listener finds out the depth of this sweet, courageous man. He is captivated by Penny and with good reason as she reveals herself to be more than a spoiled banker's daughter. The are a few intense moments where I went OH NO! but it all works out in the end. They both deserve the HEA and more.
I enjoyed listening to Ms. Merlington's various voices and they were many, delivered with heart and feelings appropriate for the characters. Thank you for an enjoyable experience.
I thoroughly enjoy a good clean Romance with an intriguing story. I always enjoy this author. What I perhaps would like to see more in stories that I read are strong women that are not afraid to speak up or afraid to act. In this story the heroin is constantly referred to as being strong yet there are so many scenes where her knees are shaking and she is sinking to the ground in fear or someone has to sweep her out of the way of danger to protect her because she is frozen in fear and cannot move or she is too afraid to speak or act. The references of her being strong seem to be in incongruous with someone who is constantly overcome by fear and is found trembling in a corner behind a chair. In the same way the hero of the story is also ruled by fear. Although all turns out well in the end it is not because either of them have acted courageously but simply because God has rescued them from all their circumstances. Although that describes many of our Lives, we like to read about those who are stronger than us and more courageous than us that we can look up to. We don't want to read about people who are just as weak as we are.
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