This novel takes a hard look at what can happen when a person seeks to control the circumstances around them, all on their own, without trusting in the Lord. Adele followed the worldly idea of, “God helps those who help themselves.” Poor Adele. She tried so hard to control the events around her and viewed God as an uncaring master. She had quite the journey in this story, one of pain and loss, uncertainty and fear, love and hope, and she eventually learned of the true nature of God.
I really liked Drew. Even though I felt that he was trying to take on too dangerous a task by crossing the falls to help his sister, I could respect his trust in God and the honorable man he was. I really liked the characters of Drew, Hope, and Delaney. In fact, this story was filled with interesting characters and situations. It was a fun and interesting novel.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Journey now to Niagara Falls, New York, of 1870 where…
She avoids danger at all costs. He makes his living by rushing headlong into it.
Outwardly, Adele Linley’s trip to visit her American cousins is nothing more than a summer vacation. In reality, she’s the daughter of an English aristocrat with barely a penny to her name seeking a rich American husband.
Having grown up in an overcrowded orphanage, Drew Dawson is determined to make a name for himself. He’ll take any honest job to provide for his sister—even crossing Niagara Falls by tightrope.
On a sightseeing trip to the Falls, Adele meets several eligible suitors. Incredibly wealthy and pompous, Franklin Conway takes an immediate fancy to her. But Adele would truly like to marry for love. When she encounters the mysterious Drew in the garden, Adele is confused by her feelings for someone who is everything she is NOT looking for. Will they both stay the course they have chosen for themselves?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ECPA bestselling author Amanda Barratt fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story – a spinoff of Jane Eyre. Now, Amanda writes inspirational historical romance, penning stories that transport readers to a variety of locales – from the sweeping coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, to the rugged landscape of Central Texas. Her novella, The Truest Heart, was a finalist in the 2017 FHL Reader’s Choice Awards.
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she lives in the woods of Michigan with her fabulous family, who kindly put up with the invisible people she calls characters.
These days, Amanda can be found reading way too many books, watching an eclectic mix of BBC dramas and romantic chick flicks, and trying to figure out a way to get on the first possible flight to England.