Wednesday, May 31, 2017

With You Always


Book Title: With You Always
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House

Synopsis:
When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn’t want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.

The son of one of New York City’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother’s shadow and is determined to win his father’s challenge. He doesn’t plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.



My Review: 
Amazing! Awesome! Wonderful! Those words can't even describe what I thought of this book. It was seriously so good! 

I loved every aspect of this story. The characters' progressive growth was especially well written. Thornton changed from a well-meaning dandy into a compassionate and strong leader. And Elise's bitter heart towards God melted away with the realization of His presence in every situation of life. The title, With You Always, was a perfect fit!

My advice to you? Don't wait another day (why even another hour?!) to read this book! And I'd recommend reading the prequel to the series, An Awakened Heart too. You'll be able to appreciate all the characters even more that way. 

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review



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