The strongest love is formed in the crucible of hardship
As Norah King surveys her family land in Iowa in 1880, she is acutely aware that it is all she has left, and she will do everything in her power to save it–even if that means marrying a man she hardly knows. Days before her wedding, Norah discovers an injured man on her property. Her sense of duty compels her to take him in and nurse him back to health. Little does she realize just how much this act of kindness will complicate her life and threaten the future she’s planned.
Norah’s care does more than aid Quincy Barnes’s recovery–it awakens his heart to possibilities. Penniless and homeless, he knows the most honorable thing he can do is head on down the road and leave Norah to marry her intended. But walking away from the first person to believe in him proves much harder than he imagined.
This was an excellent book. It wasn’t what I expected at all, it was even better.
Norah starts out as a spunky young woman but things happen to break her. Quincy starts out as a broken man but then things change but he can’t shake the guilt that he is carrying with him.
There is even a point in the book that brought tears to my eyes. I can’t tell you what was happening but it was a very powerful moment.
If you like historical fiction I recommend this book.
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