I received a review ebook from Netgalley.com.
This is book three in the Harwood House Series. This series is about three sisters from Bath who become indentured servants in the early days of America.
Their greatest challenge is yet to come.
Lily Harwood always considered herself a good Christian lass. But after years of serving the Waldon family, and despite the fact that she loves them dearly, her life has grown increasingly difficult and frightening. Daily she watches Susan Waldon’s health deteriorate, and with John Waldon away with the militia, protecting them from attack by the French and Indians, Lily is responsible for the entire farmstead.
Ever since John’s last child was born over four years ago, he’s had to watch helplessly as his beloved wife suffers with a mysterious and debilitating illness. And because of the drawn-out conflict, he’s torn between wanting to be with his family and knowing that thwarting the enemy on the frontier is the best way to protect them.
But when he returns home on a short furlough, both John and Lily face a deeper, more profound plight. They find themselves falling in love. Caught between passion and sorrow in harrowing times, their only hope lies in the promises of God. . .
When I selected this book I didn’t know it was the third in a series it just sounded good to me.
I normally don’t read Christian romance for a few different reasons. This story worked for me, the religion worked with the story and made it feel complete.
This was a great look at Colonial America, a time period I feel gets over looked in romance writing. The romance of Lily and John was sweet and it almost faded into the background. I found myself really drawn into the story of survival and the building of a foundation and community.
The writing was great and I got pulled into the story. This is a book I would really recommend if you want a good but light historical fiction to read. I am going to go back and read the first two.