Susanna is a lady of principles who values family above all. Johann seems to represent all she despises . . . but appearances can be deceiving.
In 1875, Susanna Hanby is headed off to college in Westerville, Ohio, when she discovers her sister Rachel and Rachel’s children have disappeared. Susanna suspects that Rachel’s alcoholic husband knows more than he’s saying and she vows to uncover the truth.
Johann Giere is heir to a successful German-American brewery in Columbus, but longs for a career in journalism in New York City. When Johann signs on as the supplier for a new saloon in Westerville, his and Susanna’s paths cross and sparks fly. A fiery temperance crusader, Susanna despises Johann’s profession, but she cannot deny the attraction.
When Susanna learns that Rachel’s children have been indentured to orphanages in the city, she despairs that her family will be fractured forever. But Johann makes Susanna an offer she can’t refuse—pitting her passion and her principles against one another.
If she can find a way for her head and her heart to be in harmony, a future lovelier than daylight awaits her.
My Comments: Great book that really made me think! I didn’t know what to expect when I asked to review this book, but I was engaged from beginning to end. I could so relate to the main character Susannah. The story takes a twist I didn’t completely expect or agree with, but kept me riveted. This is the third book in the Saddler’s Legacy series and I want to read the first two stories! I can’t wait! The aunt and uncle aren’t exactly what I expected either, but great people. This book reminded me that God’s grace is so much more than I can put into a box. It is also hard for me to put my arms completely around it, but that is a good thing! Great read – I recommend it!
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