Hearts Awakening, by Delia Parr
Meet Elvira Kilmer, a women quite down on her luck, in her 30's she is considered a spinster and has come to live with her cousin. Ellie has been given a temporary housekeeping job on Dillon Island for a widow and his two sons, Ellie would love to secure a position at the home but does her cousin Mark have other plans for her?
Ellie arrives at her new position quite willing to work despite the 'new' cook stove that she simply cannot cook on, and two small boys who carry a lot of doubt about her she works hard and does her job well, until one day Mr. Smith, her employer suggests something that will forever change Ellie's life. When Ellie agrees to the suggestion she becomes a part of a scandal and her life is turned upside down, will she follow through or run?
As Ellie's strength keeps her going her heart becomes awakened, and she yearns for something more, can she, a plain spinster dare hope for love?
This was a wonderful read, full of strength, honor, love and duty. Ellie shows us that you can keep true to yourself and still receive what you desire. This story is also witty, showing a side of Ellie that can only make you laugh and love her more. I recommend this book, not only is it a story of romance, but one of hope and faith.
I would like to thank Bethany House for sending me a copy of this book for review. My review is my thoughts and my thoughts alone and I have not been compensated in any way for my review.