A book a day...keeps insanity away! I am an avid book reader. When I am not reading, I love to play the piano, sing, or shop until I drop! Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was young and my Mom introduced me to the public library! Since then I have not stopped reading! I hope you enjoy my reviews!
Longing for Home, A Proper Romance by Sarah Eden Blog Tour & Book Review
Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she'll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper despite her Irish roots. The town is caught in an ongoing feud between the Irish and the "Reds" the frontiersmen who would rather see all the Irish run out of town and the Irish immigrants who are fighting to make a home for themselves in the New World. When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on as his housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk. As the violence escalates throughout the town, Katie must choose between the two men who have been vying for her love though only one might be able to restore hope to her heart.
I have to say that I am a HUGE fan of Sarah M. Eden! I own all of her books and when I was offered the chance to read and review Longing for Home, I was ecstatic! Longing for Home is a very different style of book then Ms. Eden's previous books. It delves deeper into the personal feelings and life of the main character Katie Macauley. I empathized with her past and everything she endured when she lived in Ireland. I wanted to cry for the pain she was holding inside. I cheered for her fire and desire to not let anyone determine her future for her. This story is no ordinary one; it weaves together a past of pain, a present of hard work and the unknown and a future of decisions yet to be made. If you want a book with a real story, with historical roots and about one courageous woman, then this is the book for you. You will be blown away by the depth of emotion and the battle Katie faces within herself. Longing for Home is a novel that you do not want to miss! I highly recommend this book, five stars! Looking forward to the sequel, because I say that there must be one!
You can pick up your own copy of Longing for Home via Deseret Book.
To stay connected with author Sarah Eden you can connect with her through her Facebook page.