Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: Revell; Original edition (October 1, 2012)
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Can a marriage of convenience ever become one of true love?
Ingrid Larsen arrives in Michigan in 1871 with little more than the clothes on her back and a determination to find her brother, who has disappeared into the dangerous lumber camps. Destitute and barely hanging on to hope, the young Swedish immigrant crosses paths with Joshua Hunter, a newly widowed farmer with eyes the color of the ocean she had crossed and five rambunctious children to raise on his own.
Marriage would solve both of their problems, and Ingrid finds herself proposing in broken English to a man she barely knows. Many difficulties lie ahead--but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart of her new husband.
"If you're searching for novels with both heart and soul, you will love the thoughtful and richly satisfying works of Serena Miller. I do." ~ Emilie Richards, author of Sunset Bridge and One Mountain Away
In this historical romance which is based on the Authors' Grandmother's life, Joshua Hunter's wife suspiciously dies and he is left with their five children to raise on his own. To make matters worse, the local judge rules that Joshua cannot take care of his children unless he has a wife. Enter, Ingrid Larsen who currently is in Michigan from Sweden without much else but the clothes on her back. She is intent on finding her brother, Hans who has been missing for a year.
With both of their lives in turmoil, they decide to marry and help each other out. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome. Still grieving the loss of his wife, Joshua appreciates Ingrid's help, but that is as far as it goes. Ingrid, on the other hand is a strong-willed soul with a dream of finding true love.
Can their relationship ever move past just a marriage of convenience and become a "real" family? Can they overcome tragedy and forgive? You'll appreciate this well-written honest approach to "real-life" issues along with the in-depth characters.
About the Author..
Serena B. Miller is the author of The Measure of Katie Calloway and Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio, as well as numerous articles for periodicals such as Woman's World, Guideposts, Reader's Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and more. She lives on a farm in southern Ohio.
Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed above are my own.
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