by Laurie Alice Eakes
Reviewed by MaryLu Tyndall
Historic North Carolina takes center stage in a new collection of novellas that follows the lives and loves of four women…and the heirloom brooch that connects them through generations. Will Seona, Fiona, Seren, and Brynna find God’s path in a new world far from their Scottish home?
Printed on My Heart is the second story in the Highland Crossings Novella collection and it was an absolute delight to read! Laurie Alice is one of my favorite authors. She has a way of grabbing you from the very beginning and never letting you go until she gives you a very satisfying ending. This book is no exception. The beginning opens up with the heroine, Fiona, tied to a whipping post about to be whipped by the town's constable for being a vagrant. Oh my!! I'm hooked. Then along comes a tall, handsome man to the rescue, the son of the town's printer, who has secrets of his own, but a heart as big as the state. He pays for Fiona's release then brings her home to his loving family where she works as a bondswoma to pay off her debt.
But Fiona has other plans. She is searching for a family heirloom, a precous brooch that her sister brought to the states from Scotland years earlier. Those plans are thwarted when she falls in love with Owain, the man who saved her and who now wins her heart. But Owain is involved in something that brings trouble to the family, and when the town constable threatens to ruin both their lives, will he and Fiona learn to put their trust in God and not in money or a family heirloom to provide what they need?
It's amazing how much romance and fun this author can put into one small novella. You won't want to miss Printed on my Heart!!
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Highland Crossings (Romancing America): North Carolina, has four novellas. We will be reviewing each of the novellas here on CQ. Tomorrow come by for a review of Jennifer Hudson Taylor's novella.
GIVEAWAY: We will be giving away a copy of this book later in the week.