Love’s Winter Hope

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Rawlings, Naomi. Love’s Winter Hope: An Eagle Harbor Novel- Book 5. Cedar Lake Press Publishing. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Set in Michigan’s Upper Keweenaw Peninsula, in the remote town of Eagle Harbor, Love’s Winter Hope continues the Eagle Harbor series with the story of Thomas and Jessalyn. Having left home 5 years prior to make a better life for his family, Thomas writes weekly and sends money for Jessalyn and his daughters to join him. Never receiving the letters, Jessalyn considers herself abandoned and needing to care for herself and young children. When Thomas finally arrives in Eagle Harbor to bring his family back to South Dakota, he discovers a different reception than planned. Still legally married yet experiencing troubles, Thomas vows to spend the winter in Eagle Harbor trying to change his wife’s mind…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Faithfully a fan of the Eagle Harbor series, I was excited to read the newest book in the series, Love’s Winter Hope. With a gorgeous cover and a brilliant story within, I loved it from start to finish. Enjoying revisiting characters from previous novels while focusing on Thomas and Jessalyn this time, I was captured by the storyline of the married couple taking place in the middle of winter (as spring is sprung). Very glad there will be more books coming within this series though I will need to find patience to wait until winter of next year for the release. One of my favorite authors and definitely one of my favorite series!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Love’s Winter Hope from the author for my honest review*

Love’s Sure Dawn

Rawlings, Naomi. Love’s Sure Dawn: An Eagle Harbor Novel. Cedar Lake Press.  2015.

SUMMARY:
lovessuredawnWith the price of fish dropping, Rebekah Cummings knows she must find work to help support her family. Leaving her home in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, she accepts a position upon a ship owned by Gilbert Sinclair, son of a wealthy shipping family. Knowing Gilbert since she was young, Rebekah is surprised at the feelings within her heart for Gilbert, especially as he searches for an heiress to wed due to his crane sinking to the bottom of the lake. Growing romance, strong faith, unexpected surprises, and the lure of the rugged Lake Superior coast all combine in the newest installment of the Eagle Harbor series…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Yet again, Naomi Rawlings amazes me, stirs my emotions and convinces why she is such an accomplished author. Left pondering how I can enjoy this novel even more than the previous one which I thoroughly loved, I am also deciding how I will wait for the fourth book in the series. Very familiar with Eagle Harbor, Michigan, I am astounded at the exactness with which Love’s Sure Dawn exemplifies the landscape, characters and town. Piquing my interest with her novels, I visited and researched the lifesaving station across from the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and really learned quite a bit. As one of my favorite authors, this particular novel may be my most treasured one this year.

RATING:
5+ (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Love’s Sure Dawn from the author for my honest review*

Love’s Every Whisper

Rawlings, Naomi. Love’s Every Whisper: An Eagle Harbor Novel- Book 2. CreateSpace Publishing Platform: 2015.

SUMMARY:
loveseverywhisperRescuing people from shipwrecks in Lake Superior off the rugged-rock coast of Eagle Harbor, Michigan, Elijah Cummings wants nothing more than to build a life-saving station. Daughter of a shipping baron, Victoria Donnelly feels like a failure, able to do nothing right. With an embarrassing past, Victoria returns home to Eagle Harbor to find herself betrothed to Gilbert Sinclair, son of a wealthy shipping family. Though her heart belonged to Elijah years ago, she must find the self-confidence to follow her heart though her head may lead her elsewhere…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having actually read this novel while in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, it couldn’t have been more perfect. From the descriptions of the rolling waves on Lake Superior, the quaintness of the town, the beauty of the landscape, the jaggedness of the coast, and the actual life-saving station near the lighthouse, Naomi Rawlings pays spectacular homage to the area. Woven with a historical story, breathtaking adventure, tender romance and exquisite details, Love’s Every Whisper is one of my favorite novels of all times. Part of the Eagle Harbor series, there is no question I will continue reading the rest of the series from this very accomplished author. Stunning!

RATING:
5+ (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Love’s Every Whisper from the author for my honest review*