A Promise to Love
Serena B. Miller
Christina, Fiction, Romance, Historical
Ingrid Larsen, a young Swedish immigrant, arrives in Michigan in 1871 to search for her brother who has disappeared into the woods to work the dangerous lumber camps. Destitute and barely hanging on to hope, she encounters a newly-widowed farmer who is struggling to raise five children on his own. Marriage would solve both of their problems, and so Ingrid proposes to a man she barely knows. She will fight to protect her new family--but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart of her new husband.
Joshua Hunter is trying to hold his children together after the sudden death of their mother. While dealing with his own grief he's also dealing with his in-laws spreading nasty rumors about the death of his wife.
Ingrid is a strong and sweet character. The relationship between Joshua and Ingrid is adorable. They are very different and yet together they are good. While not the likeliest of pairings I really enjoyed watching them come together. Ingrid's love of the young children is believable and sweet.
Miller delivers with romance and history in a tale that will keep you reading until you reach the end. Props to her for being fresh in a very well worn genre.
My thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.