Friday, February 28, 2014

Longing For Home: Hope Springs by Sarah M. Eden


In this much-anticipated sequel, Kate Macauley finds herself drawn even deeper into the explosive feud between the American farmers and the Irish immigrants in the small Wyoming town of Hope Springs. As Kate struggles with her decision to stay and make a home for herself, two men compete for her heart. But when the violence escalates into a full-scale war, Kate wonders if any of them will be able to survive the winter.

Hope Springs is the story of one woman’s determination to make a life for herself against all odds, and her struggle to untangle the conflicting feelings of her heart

My Review:Longing For Home: Hope Springs by Sarah M. Eden


Need lots of tissue with this book. Like life this book brings happy and sad tears. It touched me so much it is hard to express.
The hate and feud between the Irish and the red road was hard to read about and see. So many different groups at different times have this hate in history. Even today in groups of opposites. Made me look at myself and realize that I have felt a little of it at times. We need to stop hating differences where ever they lie and make peace.

The characters seem so real to me. I had lost hope for some of them to ever get along. I loved the ending.
Kate Macauley had such a hard life and so much suffering. She still loved and cared for those around her. She made a big difference in small and big ways. By giving, sharing, hard work and her music.

Tavish made people laugh and lightened their loads. He also helped those he could when he could.

Joseph used his money to help and to try and keep the peace in town. He is a loving and caring father. He understood people's pride. He tried to be seen fair to all and not pick a side.

Their was life lessons for me with all the characters. Some I want to be more like and others to be opposite of them.

The plot the town was divided on two sides. The Irish had to live on one side of the river. Everyone else on the red road. Even the church was divided. So much hate and they were passing it down to the children. Their was even differences in the price of food and supplies. The Hate was growing all the time.

Katie liked both Tavish and her former boss Joseph. She felt torn between two good men.

The setting for this book is Hope Springs, 1870 Wyoming Territory. Small town setting.

I was given this book by Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for purpose of honestly reviewing it.

About the Author:
Sarah M. Eden is the author of several well-received historical romances, including Whitney Award finalists Seeking Persephone (2008) and Courting Miss Lancaster (2010). Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library.

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