the next book on my book review pile was hearts awakening. i generally read pretty fast. but i had sat down, opened this one up and before i knew it i was 100 pages in and i was pretty baffled at how that happened. i read the whole book in about three days. obviously not reading straight days but i read this one for maybe an hour a day not quite sure. but pretty fast. this book was totally sweet and sometimes humiliating at the same time. i liked it but sometimes it was a bit infuriating. with how jackson treated ellie and what he said. just assuming things but thats life i guess. doesn't make it any less frustrating. in the end it worked out. ellie wasn't a super attractive girl from what i gather. but i don't think that matters. i'm glad it all worked out and the characters were fun. the boys in the book were funny. super typical for boys their ages. even now. anyway its a great book if you want to check out Hearts Awakening go to the link.
thanks for providing this for review bethany house!
"With no means to support herself, Ellie Kilmer agrees to work as a housekeeper for the young widower who lives on Dillon Island, hopeful she can obtain a proper reference. But Jackson Smith quickly realizes that Ellie's presence may solve his own problems--both the rearing of his young boys and the scandal that surrounds his first marriage. When a marriage of convenience is offered, Ellie is initially humiliated. Though she is past the age most women marry, she has more pride than to agree to his outlandish suggestion. Yet what options does she have? To marry would mean a home and stability. So despite the rumors circling Jackson and his first wife, Ellie accepts this unlikely proposal..."