I hadn't heard of Sarah's books before I reviewed her newest novel, Longing For Home. Now that I've heard that my sister likes her other books, and have had a chance to enjoy some of her writing, I'll be watching for her other books- especially in Spring 2014, for the Sequel to Longing For Home!
At first when I heard about this book, I didn't think I wanted to review it because I didn't want to be dying to read the sequel and have to wait for it to come out. Well, I decided to review it anyway, and I was exactly right- I wish I could read the sequel today! (But I'm not at all disappointed that I read the book- I really liked it!) I'll just have to try to put it out of my mind until the Spring. ;)
Here's the product description from the back of the book:
Though she was only a child during the darkest days of Ireland’s Great Famine, Katie Macauley feels responsible for the loss of her family’s land and the death of her sister. Now a woman grown, Katie has left Ireland for America and the promise of earning money enough to return home again and plead for her family’s forgiveness. She arrives in Hope Springs, Wyoming Territory, a town sharply divided between the Americans who have settled there, with their deep hatred of the Irish, and the Irish immigrants who have come searching for a place to call home. Her arrival tips the precarious balance, and the feud erupts anew. Even in the midst of hatred and violence, however, Katie finds reason to hope. Two men, as different as they are intriguing, vie for her heart, turning her thoughts for the first time toward a future away from Ireland. Katie must now make the hardest decision of her life: stay and give her heart a chance at love, or return home and give her soul the possibility of peace.
I found Katie's character very lovable and couldn't wait for her to share more of her story with those who care about her. I loved following the town's story and watching the way that Katie affects the long-standing feud that stands between the residents of the town. As I mentioned earlier, I'm dying to find out what happens in the next book! :)
Longing For Home is another of the "A Proper Romance" books that Shadow Mountain has been publishing. You'll notice the "a proper romance" logo (below) on the other books that fit under this category as well. There are some sales on the e-books for the "A Proper Romance" brand on Amazon right now! Longing for Home is on sale for $7.99 this month, and next month Edenbrooke (see my post on that book) will be on sale for $1.99 and Blackmoore (I'm reading this now & will blog about it next month!) will be $7.99!
Now you may have noticed that the title of this post said that this is a giveaway- let's get to that, shall we? :) Just fill out the form below to enter for your chance to win a paperback copy of the book!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes from Deseret Book. All opinions expressed here are my very own.