Far from her Danish home and family, Maren makes the best of her life in war ravaged Missouri. After coming to America for a prearranged marriage, the bridegroom backs out, Maren finds refuge in the home of the Widow Bratenburg helping to raise the woman’s granddaughter. When Civil War Veteran Rutherford shows up to reclaim his little girl and his place on the farm, Maren begins to look for a way back to Denmark and her family. But her heart might not let her leave.
This was a nice short story. The main characters each struggle with issues-some they have no control over, others are results of actions they took-that leave them feeling that love will not come their way. But, of course, a sweet summer story should have a happy ending and this one does. It’s definitely a great way to wind down the last days of summer vacation.For more information about this book and to read an excerpt--click here-or on the title above.
I received this book from Waterbrook Press free of charge in exchange for an honest review.