Monday, September 30, 2013
Love's Awakening - A Review
Ellie Ballantyne comes home suddenly to find her parents on a trip and her siblings busy with other things. To keep herself from being bored, Ellie decides to start tutoring the young ladies of Pittsburg in the social graces. When one of her students is discovered to be a Turlock, tension already high between the two families escalates even higher. As Ellie finds herself drawn more and more to the secrets her family is hiding and to one of the Turlock men, Jack, she soon finds herself torn in two directions. What price will she pay for falling in love with the enemy?
When I read the first book in this series last year, Love's Reckoning, I was amazed at how beautifully written and engrossing it was. I had high hopes for this book. I was not disappointed. It was just as beautiful and emotionally gripping as the first. I loved how Jack wanted to be his own man and not live under the stigma of his family's misdeeds. I didn't like Ellie at first. I thought that she was, for lack of a better word, a wimp. But as her story progressed and I began to see the layers to her character, she grew on me.
I really loved this book. I highly recommend it.
I received a copy for free to review from Revell Books. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of JoAnne Bischof, Laura Frantz, drama, Julie Lessman
Rating - 5 stars - well deserving for a beautiful story
Available September 2014 at your local bookstore from Revell Books, a divisihon of Baker Publishing Group.