Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Edward Hunter has been shipwrecked and marooned on a desert island for four years. He finally returns home and finds changes everywhere. His native Maine is now a state. His beloved father is dead, and Edward now owns the shipping company. And his fiancee, Abigail Bowman, believing him dead, has promised to marry his cousin. Abigail's younger sister, Deborah, acts as a mediator between Edward and Abigail, but he soon begins to wonder if attempting to win Abigail back is a mistake. Perhaps God has another plan for him and the loyal, understanding Deborah.
This story will make your heart sing. Poor Edward. You can't help but feel sorry for him and anxious for his cousin as he worries that Abby will want Edward back. But five years is a long time, and Edward and Abby have both changed. One thing that has remained constant, however, is Deborah's love and admiration for Edward. But dare she hope that he might return her affections?
This enjoyable romance shows how getting to know someone's character and heart for others can lead to love. Beauty is only skin deep. While Deborah is by no means ugly, her heart for others makes her beautiful in Edward's eyes. Hold your breath as you wait for them to discover love and hope that they can get past societal expectations from that era to achieve the relationship they both long for.
The Castaway's Bride is published by Heartsong and is due to be released Dec. 1, 2007