Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love's Sweet Beginning

Author: Ann Shorey
Publisher: Revell
February 2014
ISBN: 978-0800720728
Genre: Historical

It wasn't Cassie Haddon's fault that she had managed to reach the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the war, she had always had servants to wait on her. Since then, she and her widowed mother had moved from place to place, relying on family to care for them. Now she's forced to find work to support them both. What isn't in her plans is falling for Jacob West, a local restaurateur and grocer. She needs a job and he needs help. But what they both need is love.

With her signature sweet romance, Ann Shorey weaves a tale of two people from very different backgrounds finding common ground and the hopes of a bright future together.

LOVE’S SWEET BEGINNING is a new novel by Ms. Shorey. Set in 1868, it is after the Civil War when the country is still trying to pull itself together. Cassie is a very plucky heroine, used to living in the lap of luxury, but now reduced to living at the same level—or lower—than the servants her family used to own. Zack is older, a businessman, but he is no match for Cassie’s determination. I did have slight problems with the way he allowed her to run all over him to get her desires, but he was a true hero and willing to go out of his way to help hurting people, so his weakness could be viewed as a willingness to help the less fortunate. I did love the way he went out of his way to work behind the scenes to meet Cassie’s needs.

If you are looking for a good historical romance, then LOVE’S SWEET BEGINNINGS is a book to consider. A great read that held my interest all the way through. $14.99. 354 pages. 4 stars. 

1 comment:

Ann Shorey said...

Thank you for the review of Love's Sweet Beginning, Laura!I'm glad you enjoyed the story--and Jacob's personality. I used my husband as my inspiration--he's the most patient, helpful man I know!
Blessings to you!