My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Historical Romance
Book Description: Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a an angry duke. When the Charles Town family she’s to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her—marriage to a man she’s never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he’s determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.
My thoughts: Oh my goodness, I loved this book!
This was a book that was nearly impossible for me to put down, particularly the last half. I could not read fast enough and then I was disappointed when it ended. I could have been lost in Samuel and Elinor's world for a few more days, easily.
The book is set in the America Frontier before the revolution. Michelle Griep looks at some uncomfortable social issues of the time period; the indentured servant and the white man's encroachment on Native American Lands. The book is told from the character's point of view living during the time period, living through the trials. I loved how she described the life, without passing judgement. The reader is able to make their own connections and judgement. Griep did an amazing job at describing events, people, and places.
The romance is not rushed. Samuel and Elinor grow in regard and feelings for each other as they learn of each other. They respect each other before there is romance of any kind.
This is a clean historical romance. The book does contain violence and a little bit of kissing. She has other books written, I must get some of them!
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?
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