Monday, July 16, 2012
Lacy Williams's The Homesteader's Sweetheart ~ Reviewed
The Homesteader's Sweetheart (Love Inspired Historical)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (May 1, 2012)
Sanctuary in Wyoming?
To escape a dreaded arranged marriage, Penny Castlerock will face anything--even life on her grandfather's farm. But it isn't the rustic lifestyle that's got the Philadelphia socialite tied in knots. It's the handsome homesteader and his eight adopted children next door....
With seven boys and a girl to raise, transplanted farmer Jonas White could sure use some help. He just didn't expect it to come from the high-spirited, copper-haired beauty he's always admired from afar. But surely working the land is no life for a woman like Penny. Yet a threat to Jonas's farm just might show him how perfect Penny is for him after all.
The Homesteader’s Sweetheart is about a young, well-to-do woman named Penny Castlerock, who escapes to her grandfather’s farm to escape marriage to her father’s business partner. While with her grandfather, she is forced to live a simpler life, and comes to realize she enjoys it more than she thought she would. In the meantime, she meets Jonas White, her Grandfather’s neighbor. He lives with his eight adopted children. When Penny volunteers to help him with his little girl, they begin to realize their growing feelings for each other, but are each too self conscious to say anything. In the meantime, Jonas’ farm is being threatened and he doesn’t know how he’ll support his family, while Penny’s sinister “intended” tracks her down and uses forceful measures to persuade her into marriage.
These are the kind of books I enjoy. I love the time period and the setting. I love that Penny’s character, while well-to-do and spoiled, is still down to earth and has a heart of gold for helping others. It was fun watching the love story between her and Jonas develop as well. This was a great read!
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers