-Nicole Harrow -Anne Mann P.O.V. switches between them, Louise, Catherine, & Charles Set in 1774 (assuming, were not told) 287 pages ********************************** Pre Teens- One Star New Teens- Two Stars Early High School Teens- Four Stars Older High School Teens- Five Stars My personal Rating- Four Stars Oh goodness! *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
By the end I really like her, but at first you want to know more about her life. (view spoiler) I LOVE Thomas and Anne's romance. Although I love Cyril's character dearly and cry every time he dies, I will admit that Thomas grows on me every time I read this series.
As she adjusts to her new lifestyle as Viscountess Nicole Harrow, with all the airs and graces, society and politics, she puts her whole effort into seeking God's further direction and purpose for her life. All my life, Nicole said, I've measured how well I was suited to a place by how happy it made me. So long as I base my happiness upon what I have or how life suits me, it will always remain fleeting...I need to find my happiness in God, and in Him alone. By placing my life in His hands and seeking to live as He wants me to, I now have a peace that's greater than whatever struggle I might face. I loved this story of growth in faith and trusting God during changing seasons of life the joy mingled so often with the hard times.
I mightve been missing and/or forgetting things, though, weary in general after doing so much waiting, and I dont regret a minute I spent with this saga.
I want Andrew, Catherine, Henri, Louise, Anne, Nicole, and all their loved ones to all live together and share life. Charles wishes to make her his heir, so she has agreed to a two-year trial to see if she is suited to the life of British nobility. When Nicole and Charles hear of Cyril's passing, they extend an invitation to Anne to come and stay in England for a time. Anne decides to go, meaning Andrew and Catherine must say goodbye to their other daughter. (Have I mentioned that I'm tired of these emotional seaside farewell scenes?!) England is good for Anne and having her "sister" and nephew at Harrow Hall is good for Nicole. "It has made me realize that all my life," Nicole said, "I've measured how well I was suited to a place by how happy it made me. So long as I base my happiness upon what I have or how life suits me, it will always remain fleeting. Anne however, eases right in to life at Harrow Hall (once she is able to put mourning aside). They discover that Cyril's mother is actually Charles' cousin, so baby John is a blood heir!
She decides to go to England. Anne adjusts more quickly to England than Nicole.
Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows bestreal life, honest love, and lasting values. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart. Her first novel, a prairie love story titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979. After Love Comes Softly was published, Oke found her readers asking for more. Janette Oke's warm writing style has won the hearts of millions of readers.