Five Star Readers' Favorite Award
She had me RIVETED from page one. Interviews and Reviews
This book does an excellent job of grounding the reader in the SPIRITUAL lives of the characters, intimating their spiritual discoveries in such a way as the reader can pick them up and apply them one's personal life, and telling a story that leaves you wanting more. What else can one ask of Christian fiction? author Brett Armstrong
Readers who love a HAPPY ENDING will not be disappointed. author Stacie Eirich
I am not a terribly religious person and yet the prose here and the charm it possesses - it really is of no matter. This is a LOVELY STORY. author J.P. Willson
BEAUTIFUL WRITING. Similar to GRACE LIVINGSTON HILL. Rebellious Writing
Newport, Rhode Island in the last decades of the nineteenth century was a stunningly beautiful and glamorous playground for the rich during the summer months, and a perfect setting for a romance between a rich young man from New York City and a local girl who works for his family. The two couldn't possibly expect to have anything in common, as he is expected to follow his father in a financial career and she is merely a maid with a mother who takes care of local children while their parents work. Arthur Davenport, spoiled and bored, unsure of his place in his family and in the eyes of God, truly meets his match in Josie Warren, who is often just a bit hard on herself for not being the perfect Christian in thought as well as deed. The two meet on the famous Cliff Walk, and neither of them can imagine where or how their instant attraction will take them as he struggles to make his parents understand that his calling is the same as hers, to help those less fortunate. He has no money of his own, and if they disinherit him out of disapproval, how can he help Josie, who has spent her life working hard to help support herself and her mother? More importantly, how can he convince her that he would gladly give up his life of luxury just to be with her?