Monday, October 25, 2010
The year is 1866, and Sarah McCabe has wanderlust. In an effort to become independent of her family back in Missouri, she accepts a governess position in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, giving her a firsthand taste of the life she has always desired—a life of luxury, culture, and social privilege.
Richard Navis is a man determined to finish his indentureship to Captain Brian Sinclair and take over his family’s farm. But when he falls in love with Sarah, his homesteading goals blur. She doesn’t seem interested in settling down. What’s more, Richard fears she’s fallen victim to the captain’s charm and persuasion.
When Sarah’s reputation is questioned, Richard devises a bold plan in hopes of protecting her. But is he too late? Has Sarah already made her choice?
A simply charming book. In her quest for freedom and independence from her family, Sarah McCabe accepts a position as governess for a wealthy widower. Captain Sinclair is a domineering man used to getting his own way. Richard Navis is Captain Sinclair's assistant; a man indentured, but anxious to finish his term and return to farming. Sarah finds herself drawn to both men, and she certainly enjoys the wealth and privilege that comes from working for the captain.
Sarah's character is delightful. She's charming and funny and strong in her Christian faith. The captain is an annoying, proud man who neglects his children and is intent on simply getting his own way. Richard is a hero: charming and considerate.
This was a story I completely enjoyed. It's a sequel to Unwilling Warrior, but it stands alone just fine. I liked it even better than the first one. There's a bit of a teaser for the third book, Unexpected Love, and I'm anxiously awaiting it!
Thanks to First Wildcard and Strang Book Group for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Andrea Boeshaar here. You can read the first chapter here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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