From the outset I took a liking to our leading lady, Isadora, and, as with a Jen Turano novel, there is a playfulness in the writing style which I so enjoy! Her arrival on the farm is now one of my favourite scenes in a novel and the book just gets better from there.
If you’re thinking this is just a historical romance, you’re selling this book short! It has mystery with strange happenings on the farm and a delusional uncle as well as a suspicious Duke and a kidnapping! It explores the meaning of family and a few savvy business moves too. God’s Love is wrapped in and lived out gently, in kindness, forgiveness and grace.
I am excited to see how this series develops and look forward to the next one, it’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale and highly recommended!
From the back cover:
Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she’s always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he’s unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner.
Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora’s secret threaten those they love, they’ll have to set aside everything they thought they wanted for a chance at happy-ever-after.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.