Without a doubt, A Love Most Worthy is one of the best novellas I have ever read. The setting of Nome, Alaska is captivating. The characters are well-written and both Hallie and Rance have interesting backstories, leaving the reader hoping that they can overcome what is behind them and forge a future together.
I love the situation that Rance and Hallie find themselves in. There is great tension between these two characters as they live life in a marriage of convenience for the sake of Rance’s orphaned nephews. The attraction between Rance and Hallie definitely builds throughout the story. But Rance has some serious trust issues involving women, as well as a huge burden of guilt that he carries with him. This ramps up this tension even more between the two characters and makes for a book that I couldn’t devour fast enough!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
She didn’t know which was colder, an Arctic winter or her new husband’s heart.
Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin’s place as the mail-order bride of a respected shopkeeper. But when her aloof husband’s wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.
Tragedy led Rance Preston to regret his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He’s content in his bachelorhood, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he’s determined to never again let his heart overrule his head…until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve.
When a misunderstanding comes to light, will they allow the gale force winds of insecurity to destroy what they each need most?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. She’s the author of the heartwarming novella, The Yuletide Angel and the award-winning novel, A Reluctant Melody. Rarely out of reach of a book, she’s also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out. Visit her at http://www.sandraardoin.com. Subscribe to receive updates and specials.