Love’s Every Whisper pulled me in from the very first page. The intense storms that rage on Lake Superior set the stage for dangerous rescues and life-threatening situations. And while the daring risks these volunteer life-savers took kept me on the edge of my seat, the equally tumultuous emotional journeys of the two main characters kept me turning pages to find out what would happen next.
Victoria, the heroine of the novel, was such a complex character. I felt so sorry for the way she had been treated by her family all of her life due to her stutter. It was frustrating to see Victoria fold in upon herself in difficult situations, instead of standing up and fighting for what was right. It was painful to witness the way she viewed herself. I could feel her inner turmoil as she tried to determine what the right path was. Wow! This character grew so much throughout the story! From start to finish, the transformation that she went through was amazing.
Elijah was such a wonderful leading man. His kindness to Victoria from the time they were both young grew into a love that he felt could never be acted upon based on their positions in society. It was hard to see him suffer through some of Victoria’s decisions. The fact that she seemed set to marry a man who did all he could to bring trouble to Elijah added insult to injury. Elijah was such a brave man and did everything he could to save as many people as he could. Still, he wrestled with every life lost. The author did a great job of communicating his inner turmoil.
I truly felt immersed in this time period and learned so much about the history of the life-saving service. Add in the captivating romance brewing between Elijah and Victoria and this was a book that I didn’t want to set down! It is book two in the series, however, it can be read and thoroughly enjoyed even if you have not yet read book one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Victoria Donnelly is, as always, a failure. With five years of failed courtships behind her and the calendar inching closer to another birthday, Victoria’s determined to redeem herself and snag a proposal from a wealthy childhood acquaintance, Gilbert Sinclair. But returning to Eagle Harbor stirs up long forgotten memories. And worse, old affection for her betrothed’s enemy.
Elijah Cummings has loved Victoria for fifteen years. But fishermen’s sons don’t marry shipping barons’ daughters. He knows it. She knows it. The entire town knows it. Resolved to keep his distance from Victoria, Elijah focuses on establishing a much needed life-saving station, risking his own life by rescuing sailors stuck aboard shipwrecks.
He knows how to save drowning sailors, but how is he to save a woman from the biggest mistake of her life—without destroying both their hearts in the process?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A mother of two young boys, Naomi Rawlings spends her days picking up, cleaning, playing and, of course, writing. Her husband pastors a small church in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where her family shares its ten wooded acres with black bears, wolves, coyotes, deer and bald eagles. Naomi and her family live only three miles from Lake Superior, where the scenery is beautiful and they average 200 inches of snow per winter. Naomi writes bold, dramatic stories containing passionate words and powerful journeys.