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marți, 20 august 2013

Review "Longing for Home" by Sarah M. Eden - Blog Tour

Longing for Home

Author: Sarah M. Eden

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: August 6th, 2013

ISBN13: 9781609074616

Paperback: 400 pages

FTC FYI: Received a paperback ARC in exchange for a honest review.

Goodreads Summary:
Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she'll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper despite her Irish roots. The town is caught in an ongoing feud between the Irish and the "Reds" the frontiersmen who would rather see all the Irish run out of town and the Irish immigrants who are fighting to make a home for themselves in the New World. 

When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on as his housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk. As the violence escalates throughout the town, Katie must choose between the two men who have been vying for her love, though only one might be able to restore hope to her heart.

My Review:

I was thrilled to take part in this blog tour for Longing for Home since the first day I heard about this book. The story was great and I really enjoyed reading it. One of the best reads this year! 

Katie is an Irish immigrant who comes in Wyoming for a job to gain the money to return home, but she finds there more than that: love, family, comfort and even forgiveness after such a long time. Also, her life becomes more complicated when the Americans in town see her as a problem and a new dispute between the Americans and the Irish is ready to start. 
Love isn't simple either, especially when there are two men good enough for our "sweet" Katie: Joseph, her employer and Tavish, an Irish man who has the perfect family for Katie. 
They were both great to watch, but my favorite was Tavish with his jokes and teasing, making Katie to endear him even against her own will. I think every woman would fall over his charm and kind heart. 

From my point of view, it was great to read the story through not only Katie's eyes, but with Tavish and Joseph too. In this way, I was able to find out more about the characters, to understand them better, and the story as a whole. At first, I didn't know why was Katie so hard on herself and the others around her, but after I discovered her past I was capable to connect with her and see that her heart is pure. 

This is my first book about Ireland and I was happy to learn more about it, about their famous accent and green hills. Sarah Eden's writing was engaging, clear and rather complex than simple. Just my type. 

If you like a story about life and its challenge, mixed with love and forgiveness, this one is perfect. Don't miss it.

I got this book on Netgalley.  

5 out of 5 butterflies.

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About the author:   
Sarah M. Eden is the author of multiple historical romances, including Whitney Award finalists Seeking Persephone (2008, Covenant Communications) and Courting Miss Lancaster (2010, Covenant Communications). Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah has twice served as the Master of Ceremonies for the LDStorymakers Writers Conference, acted as the Writer in Residence at the Northwest Writers Retreat and is one-third of the team at the AppendixPodcast.com. Sarah is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg at Foreword Literary Agency.


The digital books are on sale – yes, the e-books! We have Amazon.com specials running for August and September with titles under the “A Proper Romance” brand.

August Promo Pricing:

Longing for Home     $7.99

September Pricing:

Edenbrooke: $1.99
Blackmoore: $7.99