Marriage for any reason but love was once unthinkable to Maryland councilman Henry Nash. But when an innocent encounter with a criminal puts Henry's reputation in jeopardy, he'll make any sacrifice to maintain custody of his orphaned nieces. And an alliance with a powerful politician's daughter could secure the little girls' futures. As long as gentle Rebekah Van der Geld never hears the rumors surrounding her new groom…
Refusing her father's choice of husband wasn't an option for dutiful Rebekah. But Henry's kindness is a happy revelation, and she's quickly falling for his adorable nieces—so she allows herself to hope this unconventional arrangement could become much more. But can it survive a shattering revelation that puts their new family in danger?
Series: Love Inspired Historical
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (May 10, 2016)
This story takes place right after the civil war at a interesting period of history. Lots of drama, historical romance, clean read and Christian story.
Henry Nash is Maryland councilman. He is raising his two nieces who just became orphaned. His father is in politics too. Nash was going on his business and was seen talking to some people who later did some wrong things.
Rebekah Van der Geld is abused. Her father wants her to marry Henry Nash. Rebekah really has no choice. She wants to stretch and have a better marriage than her parents have. She wants to help others.
I like the story it makes sense. It shows how hard it is to go from a home of abuse and not keep expecting all men to hit. How little self worth abuse leaves.
I like Henry's faith sometimes weaker but overall he believes and trusts in the Lord. Henry makes a good hero. I love how he treats his nieces.
I would love to read more books by Shannon Farrington in the future.
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