Ada has loved deeply and lost dearly. But protecting her heart could mean missing the love of a lifetime.
Ada Wentworth may be young, but she's seen enough of life to know she can only rely on herself. Everyone including God it seems, has let her down. Having lost her family, her fiance, and her fortune, Ada journeys from Boston to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, to take a position as a lady's companion. Though initially charmed by the pretty little Southern town tucked into the foothills of the great Smokies, Ada plans to stay only until she can earn enough to establish a millinery shop.
Her employer, Wyatt Caldwell, the local lumber mill owner, is easily the kindest, most attractive man Ada has met in Hickory Ridge. He believes Providence has brought her to town and into his life. But how, after so many betrayals, can she ever trust again? Besides, Wyatt has a dream of his own. A dream that will one day take him far from Hickory Ridge.
As the South struggles to heal in the aftermath of the Civil War, one woman must let go of her painful past in order to embrace God's plans for her. Can she trust Him, and Wyatt, with her future and her heart?
Love this book| Posted June 26, 2011
I have all kinds of books that deal with the pioneer days/old west kind of things, and this one is a great addition to my collection. I love those kind of stories and this one really fits into my favorite kind of book.
Fantastic book| Posted June 19, 2011
I can't tell you how big of a fan I am of these kind of stories. Anything about the civil war, or pioneer days, and I am hooked. I just love that type of stuff, and this book fits right in. It is written very well, and the story is just wonderful.
Love it| Posted June 19, 2011
This is what I have needed. I really like this kind of book, and she did not let me down. It is written very well, and the overall story is excellent. I can't wait for more of her stuff to come out, I'm sure that they will be great also.
Friends like it| Posted June 19, 2011
I haven't been able to read this yet, but a couple of my friends have and they really seem to like it. I'm not usually into reading a romance novel, and that will probably not change, but I may have to look into it if my friends keep talking about it.
awesome| Posted June 08, 2011 Dorothy Love is the author of the Hickory Ridge series, historical novels set in the beautiful Smoky Mountains region of her native Tennessee. Her well-researched, heartwarming stories of small town Southern life, faith, friends, and family reflect the emotions, concerns, and values of women everywhere.