Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Series: A Hearthfire Romance #3
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Having seen both his sisters Grace and Helen happily married, Christopher Thatcher is free to pursue his dream of life in America. With adventure in his heart and mind, he boards one of the first steamships set to cross the Atlantic in the record breaking time of only twenty-five days. Within the first two of those, his resolve—to avoid women and the complications they often bring to a man’s life—falters when he meets Marsali Abbott, a young woman with a past even more troubling than his own. Whether from years of habit protecting his sisters, or simply because he feels drawn to Marsali, Christopher chooses to help her and becomes her friend. As the truth about what awaits Marsali in America becomes evident, he is faced with a more difficult choice, one that will impact their lives far beyond four weeks together at sea.
I loved this book! Marsali and Christopher’s story is so wonderful. I loved seeing Christopher’s aversion to love and marriage dissipate. Marsali was such an admirable character, and I enjoyed reading about how she dealt with all the different circumstances she found herself in throughout the book. I think I can learn from her example. There were also lots of other great characters that enriched the book. This book had happy parts, sad parts, anxious parts, romantic parts. And the story took twists and turns I did not expect, which kept me engrossed in the story. The title made sense and struck me as very fitting once I reached a certain point of the novel. This is a well-written book and an excellent conclusion to this trilogy.
Rating: 5 stars – I love it!!!
Content: Clean – 1 swear word, some mild violence
Source: Review copy