She must conceal her past, her identity. What hope can there be for love?
Life changes drastically for Ruth Livingstone the day her father puts a young child in her arms and sends her under an assumed name to a small village in New Jersey. There she dutifully awaits his acquittal, certain that her father, Reverend Livingstone, soon will be cleared of the outrageous accusations against him.
When tragic events transpire, Ruth finds solace tending a garden along the banks of the Toms River—a place where she can find a measure of peace amid her growing heartache. It is also here that she meets Jake Spencer, a man who both frustrates and intrigues her. Fearful of the newspapermen intent on tracking her down and unsure of whom to trust, Ruth knows she must carefully maintain her identity as Widow Malloy. But as love begins to slowly bloom, can the tenuous affection growing between Ruth and Jake withstand the secrets that separate them?
About The Author:
Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author of 10 historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she lives in Collingswood, New Jersey. Visitwww.deliaparr.com for more information.
A wonderful book for any Christian Historical Fiction fan. With wonderfully developed characters, and fantastic story lines, Delia Parr draws you into the world of the early 1800's. With a fast pace, Love's First Bloom is an easy read, with enough twists and turns to keep your interest throughout the entire book. This book uncovers themes such as friendship, love, trusting in God even when we don't want to, and the importance of faith, even in the difficult times. I recommend this book highly and would be a fantastic Christmas gift for the historical fiction lover in your life!
BUY IT: You can purchase Love's First Bloom by Delia Parr, online here, through Bethany House. It is also available through your favorite Christian bookseller
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Bethany House, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***