New Garden's Hope
by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
New Garden's Hope is a love story set against the the backdrop of a young America. When Josiah Wall asks his intended, Ruth Payne, to postpone their wedding for the second time, she refuses and instead breaks off the engagement. Josiah has other commitments, but he doesn't want to lose Ruth over them. Ruth doesn't understand how he could even ask to reset the date of their wedding, and for the second time no-less!
Will Josiah be able to prove where his love lies, and win Ruth back before it's too late?
It may be short in length but don't let that fool you! New Garden's Hope is a well written story with well developed relationships, and characters. I think what really made me like it so much was how it wasn't like they were building a brand new relationship, but repairing a solid, and somewhat broken one.
Another fun bit was the setting and the main characters being Quakers.And it was a nice change from all the Amish fiction that I like to read, and it was fun to be reminded some of the great political figures in our past such as James Madison a very prominent face in the forming of our great nation.
Overall, this story was a sweet romance, where I also learned and was reminded of a great time in America's history. I think that my favorite character was Josiah, because he saw the the importance of
being involved in things that could change the country, yet he also knew when other things were more important. New Garden's Hope is a lovely story with its historical setting woven into the backround with
a skilled hand. A story that I would highly recommend :)
With thanks to the publisher, Barbour, who gave me a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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