This is my first time reading a book by Dorothy Love and I can definitely say if I found another one for a good price or found one at my library I would read it. I love the old fashion feel of the book, the way you can imagine Carrie interacting and living out her life back in the days when the women had to do just as much as the men. I love her attention to artistic detail and found it very easy to imagine everything that she was trying to describe.
This book is about a woman named Carrie who lost both of her parents when she was younger. All that was left in her world was her brother, Henry and herself. They lived together for quite sometime until Henry was married to a widow named Mary. Mary and her two sons moved into the house with Henry and after a few incidents Carrie decided that five was a crowd and moved out to try to make it on her own.
A mysterious man named Griff arrives and instantly has the whole town talking. They don’t like the looks of him but instantly Carrie and Griff are smitten with each other. There are only two problems: All the rumors that Carrie has heard about Griff and the fact that Carrie is promised to another man, although she hasn’t exactly said “yes” yet.
This is a great story about how faith and trusting in God can lead to great things in the end, however stormy the trail may seem in the beginning.
The only trouble I had was feeling like I didn’t know some of the background stories on some of the characters in the book. I didn’t realize until after I had read the authors notes at the back that this was another book in a line of stories that the author had written. Other than that it was a great book and like I said I will definitely pick up another one of Dorothy Love’s books.
I give this book 5 out of 5 lollipops.
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