Series: Of Love and War Series
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Hatchette Book Group
ARC from Netgalley.com and Hatchette Book Group
“When we go through heartache and loss, it’s our right and challenge to discover what God wants us to do and become from those experiences.” -Nora Lewis
Set in the year 1920 following World War I in a small village in the Lake District of England, this third novel in the series Of Love and War explores Nora Lewis’s journey from America to claim an inherited sheep farm. After spending the past year on her own after the death of her parents and the earlier death of her fiancé, Nora sells the family farm and takes a giant leap of faith toward the unknown in England.
In England Nora meets newly discovered family, as well as making friends with her neighbors in the village of Larksbeck. The nearby estate of Elmsthwaite Hall is home to Colin Ashby, the reluctant baronet-to-be of the area. Stunningly handsome and charming, he is a troubled young man with problems left over from the war and a difficult relationship with his father. The story explores Nora’s new life in England and her friendships that develop over time. As well as the development of new characters, the reader meets up with some old friends from the first two novels bringing a pleasant blending of stories full circle.
I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction that is grounded in real history. As with all of Stacy Henrie’s books, this one contains excellent historical detail that begins with an overview of the history and area in the Author’s Note at the beginning of the book. Readers of World War stories, historical fiction, and inspirational fiction will like this book. The uplifting theme that hope does come from the heart rings true.
This ARC copy was received from Hatchette Publishing Group and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
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