I love reading and reviewing books....many Christian books, Amish/Mennonite fiction, biographies/autobios, nonfiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense. I am a retired teacher on disability due to health. I am a Master Food Volunteer and volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. I am also a grandma to the cutest two-year-old and several stepgrands! I love my pomeranian, Cocoa! I am a crochet fanatic!
Monday, March 20, 2017
5-Star Review of "The House on Windridge"
The House of Windridge Review
by Tracie Peterson
When her mother dies in childbirth, Jessica's father sends his infant daughter from his ranch in Kansas back to New York to be raised by an older aunt. But Aunt Helen only cares for social standing and proprieties. She tells Jessica nothing of her fathers offers to take her back and instead pushes Jessica into an arranged marriage with a man who turns out to be abusive and unfaithful. When her aunt and husband die, Jessica is alone in the world except for her infant son. She learns of her fathers death and determines to rebuild her life at Woodridge, the ranch where her life began. But appearances are not always reliable, and Jessica doesn't know who she can trust. Will Windridge become the home she has always searched for, or will it be the scene of her final betrayal?
MY REVIEW: I was fortunate to be raised by my mother and father. Jessica's life begins with pain and sadness when her mother dies giving birth to her. Then her father has her aunt in New York care for her. He is in Kansas on a ranch, far, far away from New York.
I can only imagine the pain and rejection Jessica felt in this situation.
I fell in love and married the man of my dreams, but Jessica's aunt forces her into a marriage she arranges, a marriage that turns out to be abusive. When he dies, she receives word that her father is dead and she is needed at the ranch. The real excitement begins! Will Jessica be afforded the chance to fall in love and marry someone of her own choosing this time or will she live a lonely, sad life on the ranch with her child?
I highly recommend this romantic historical romance. There are references to faith and Christianity that were very encouraging and appealing.
My rating for this book is 5 stars.
I received this book as a gift from netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review.
About the Author:
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.