Bestselling Author Unveils New Historical Series
Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses--despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior.
When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God--and each other--and embrace the promise of love?
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A heartwarming story
This is a great Regency era story with suspense and intrigue woven throughout. The author allows you to see the story unfold from both the 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' viewpoints which adds a lot of depth to the story. And isn't that a great cover? It's one of those books that catches and holds your attention from the moment you see the cover and flip it over to peruse the back, until the end of the story.
The author's writing reminds me of Julie Klassen, another author of the same genre. Her characters are engaging and believable, and the relationship that develops between the Lady of the house and her servant is handled smoothly. The scenery and locales she describes make it easy for you to feel as if you can see it all happening.
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.