Maine Historical Romance
After years of living in boarding houses across Europe with her renowned musician husband, all that widow Mara Hoffman has left is her young son. She returns to her late father’s coastal Maine farmhouse, but instead of a homecoming, what she finds is a spiteful stepmother who treats Mara as little more than a servant.
When her neighbor, widowed farmer Gideon Jakeman, offers the hand of friendship by helping her son, Mara is overwhelmed by his quiet kindness. The only way she is able to return the favor is through his teenage daughter.
Gideon knows he is no Prince Charming, especially to a woman of Mara’s refinement. Yet, he’s drawn to her and can’t help wishing he could do more though he would never presume to offer her his hand. But as Mara reaches the end of her limits and has no one to turn to, Gideon proves himself her prince.
Continuing the story of the Brentwood family of Holliston, Maine from Her Good Name…
Annalise Brentwood has given up on love and marriage. She’s the kind of girl young men don’t look at twice if a more vivacious girl is nearby. On the verge of twenty-four, she knows her suitors are only interested in her family name and father’s wealth.
When brash logger Ashton West rolls into Holliston, Maine on the spring river drive, he takes one look at Annalise and decides she’s the one for him, little knowing who she is.
But it’ll take a lot more than swagger and charm to win the shy and bookish daughter of the town’s leading lumber baron—especially when her father decides to establish a town library and puts his daughter in charge, with handsome librarian Edmund Kimball to work alongside her.
The Brentwood Family of Holliston, Maine, 1892
No matter how striking she is, a fisherman’s daughter doesn’t stand a chance with Warren Brentwood, the heir of the local lumber empire. So in an effort to better her life and eventually catch Warren’s eye, Espy takes a job at the local professor’s home. But when the professor begins to tutor her, the rumors begin to fly.
Scandal turns Espy’s world upside down and she flees town in disgrace. Alone and penniless, Espy has nothing left but her faith when she is rescued by a missionary family. Espy longs to return home freed from the lies that surrounded her departure. But will anyone–particularly Warren–believe in her professed innocence?
ISBN 10: 0-8024-0627-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-8024-0627-0