Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr was released in March by Bethany House Publishers and they provided me with this copy for review.
I was immediately drawn into this story when on the first page I read that it takes place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on an island in the Susquehanna River. The Susquehanna has long been my favorite river, the islands have intrigued me for years. It is a beautiful part of our state.
See? Isn't it pretty? I've always thought it would be fun to explore those islands and in Delia's newest book I was able to do just that. This is a lovely story of learning how to trust someone with whom you've been thrown together with. I highly recommend this novel. It'll whisk you back to 1840 where you'll follow Elvira (Ellie) as she ventures into a marriage based on business purposes with Jackson. The mistakes of their pasts and the sacrifices that they've made in the present lead to a sweet ending.
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