Ellis, Mary. The Last Heiress. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2015.
Requested by her father to sail from England to North Carolina to help her family’s textile mill business, Amanda Dunn is also excited to see her twin sister in America again. Though not anticipated nor planned, Amanda meets Nate Cooper, the young, extremely handsome shopkeeper, who steals her heart. Caught in the turmoil of war, Amanda must come to terms with her beliefs, struggles as a woman, protecting her family and following her heart…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read other books by Mary Ellis, I knew I would enjoy this current book as well. Drawn by the beautiful cover, I was pulled into the storyline quickly. Through an interesting time period, descriptions of life during the war, interaction between characters, differing thoughts on slavery and of course, a romance, I was truly captivated by this novel. The faith element was not overly excessive yet most evident in the slave characters. As a member of the local historical society and the Civil War Roundtable, Mary Ellis shares her vast knowledge of American history in her many books. Well-written with history woven throughout…definitely worth the read!
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of The Last Heiress from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*