Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Broken Engagement, A Stolen Child and A Demonstration of God's Love

When Katherine died in childbirth, Amelia promised to care for her daughter, Lucy. Although she's the heiress to the great estate of Winterwood, Amelia knows what it's like to lose both parents and vows that Lucy will never know the lack of a mother. Becoming Lucy's mother is complicated by her fiance, Edward Littleton's, refusal to allow Lucky to remain at Winterwood once they're married.

Amelia comes up with a plan. She'll ask the baby's father, Captain Graham Sterling, to marry her. It will be a simple business arrangement, but nothing is simple when the plan changes so many lives, not the least Edward's and that of her aunt and uncle.

Both Amelia and Graham struggle with faith. Does God hear? Will he be there and help? Neither is confident of God's promise until the trial of recovering Lucy leads them to rely on God and understand they cannot control everything.

I recommend this fast paced romance. The characters, Amelia and Graham, are likeable and well drawn. The Winterwood setting is lovely. With the mystery of the kidnapped child and the budding romance between Amelia and Graham, this is a book you'll find hard to put down.

I reviewed this book for the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.