Cliff Walk Courtships4 books in series
Cliff Walk Courtships Publisher's Summary
Throne of Grace, Book One
Josie is content as a maid in a rich cottager's mansion along the Cliff Walk of beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, but the arrival of her employer's handsome, pensive son tempts her into a relationship that, while chaste, is forbidden between their social classes in the Gilded Age of 1893.
After travels abroad have led Arthur in search of a deeper connection with his Lord, he returns home to find love with his mother's maid, a Christian girl with a heart full of love and charity. Can they overcome their families' refusal to accept their attachment, or is their relationship doomed from their very first meeting on the romantic Cliff Walk?
Crown of Beauty, Book Two
A mysterious boy with no memory. A bookish girl with dreams beyond her sheltered life. Can love overcome the secrets that threaten to separate them?
Catherine has never wanted for anything. Raised in opulence in Manhattan and the beautiful shores of Newport, Rhode Island, she feels threatened by her parents' desire to arrange her marriage. She would much rather stay home and read than socialize, or worse, select a husband who might not approve of her reading habit. Her father insists that she spend time helping at her brother's homeless shelter to understand how privileged she is, and her wariness of love and marriage is tempered when a mysterious young man with intense blue eyes is brought, cold and wet, to the shelter doorstep one night.
Will wakes up in a strange room with vague memories of being caught in a thunderstorm as he began to search for shelter for the night after making his way to Newport from New York City. A beautiful girl sits beside him, but she leaves his care to another out of what he assumes is shyness. The shelter offers assistance in ways he could only dream of, and as he searches for work and a home of his own, he finds himself enamored of the angelic girl who is beyond his reach.
The two are drawn to each other, sneaking glances in spite of her brother's disapproval, but Will's secrets will test the love that grows between them.
Treasure of Hope, Book Three
She's known as a hopeless flirt, but Sarah doesn't care. Sneaking out to parties on the Cliff Walk with her friends during winter nights becomes dangerous, and when a terrible accident happens, her carefree outlook is forever lost. Determined to blame herself, she focuses on applying her time and effort at the homeless shelter operated by her brother and his wife, but will she ever be able to move forward and accept forgiveness from those she has inadvertently harmed?
Sam is devastated when an evening of fun and drink ends in tragedy. He hardly knows Sarah, but is well-aware of her charm and spirit, neither of which gives him leave to forgive her for the life-changing event he is certain she has caused. Can his faith, shaken by his loss, be restored by granting and accepting forgiveness, however difficult and painful that might be?