Monday, November 15, 2010

"uncertain heart" by andrea boeshaar

Sarah McCabe yearns for independence. As the youngest in her family, she feels smothered, so she accepts a position at a music school in Chicago. Upon arriving, she learns the position was given to someone else. Desperate to maintain her independence, she agrees to become a governess in Milwaukee. Sarah immediately falls for the children under her care, and she finds herself attracted to their father, widower Brian Sinclair. However, she is also drawn to Richard Navis, another of Sinclair's employees. Richard shares her faith, but his desire to become a farmer stands in stark contrast to Sarah's dreams of a life of grandeur.

Uncertain Heart is book two in Boeshaar's "Seasons of Redemption" series. It functions well as a stand-alone title, though, and I had no trouble following the plot even though I hadn't read the first book. I was afraid the story would be a bit too predictable and The Sound of Music-ish, but Boeshaar crafted a unique plot. A twist near the end took me completely off guard and seemed a little too convenient; however, after reading the preview to book three, this twist makes sense, and I'd like to read the next book to learn how everything turns out. My major critique is that the story is a bit too slow-moving for my taste. I wasn't hooked until at least halfway through the book, and if I hadn't been reading this in order to review it, I probably would have stopped. But if you enjoy straight-up historical romance (without a hint of suspense), you'll probably enjoy this book. 3 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free for review from Glass Road Public Relations. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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