Now, I have read and loved this book many times since I first was introduced to it (I believe it was my great-aunt’s) as a teen. The characters are believable and sweet- I always want to live around these folks and be a part of their lives! I like that Grote brings up the laws that were in place about marriage – a woman could own land but once she got married, it transferred to the husband (who has better business sense). Coughcough. So glad that laws like that were changed.
Anyway, like I said, I appreciate it when an author brings up a different part of Victorian life. And using this one as a reason that Millicent isn’t looking to get married, I like it. I simply like it. Anyway, before I go on, here’s the synopsis:
The Unfolding Heart by Joann A. Grote,
As a headstrong, independent woman, Millicent Strong is certain she doesn’t need either a man, or God in her life. She’s sure of her path and convictions until she goes to her brother’s wedding in the West and meets the kind-hearted minister, Adam Conrad. Their mutual interest is strong but her lack of faith – and unwillingness to leave the comforts of civilization for the West, threaten their love. (Love Song, 1997)
Faith. Love. Hospitality. Forgiveness. Trusting God. That’s what this book is about, in a sweet love story. I highly recommend this, for young teens up.
Have you ever read this book? What’s your favorite sweet romance story?