Author: Sarah M. Eden
Longing for Home was one of my favorite book titles that I had the pleasure to read in 2013. If you missed out on reading this entertaining historical fiction novel, you can check out my previous Longing for Home review. Therefore, I was very excited for volume 2 of this Proper Romance series, HOPE SPRINGS by Sarah M. Eden which was just released and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
Longing for Home: HOPE SPRINGS (list price $15.99) continues the adventures of Katie Macauley who is an Irish immigrant living in America in the late 1800’s. After leaving Ireland during the Great Famine, Katie ended up in Hope Springs, Wyoming with the dream of earning money so she could return to Ireland in the future. Unfortunately, life in Hope Springs didn’t have the happy start that Katie dreamed about when she arrived to start her job and is quickly in the middle of a feud between the Irish and the Americans who have developed an intense hatred towards one another that ultimately may erupt in violence. Katie must also choose between the two men who are trying to win her love as tensions mount……………..
Continuing the historical romance saga in HOPE SPRINGS, Katie has made a life for herself in Hope Springs but is still torn between her two suitors, Tavish and Joseph. The Irish and the Reds continue plundering property, burning building and all of their lives remain at risk. As the bitterly cold winter approaches the Irish are terrified of another famine and sacrifices must be made. Katie works as a peacemaker but will it be enough to end the seemingly never ending hatred felt by those attempting to build their lives in Hope Springs? Will Katie finally make a choice and find love and a true home?
I devoured every page of this book and enjoyed learning even more about the main character. I appreciate her feisty nature and enjoy a strong female lead. I too am torn as to which fellow Katie should ultimately end up with and it sure is fun guessing along the way who the lucky fellow will be. This is a very engaging work of historical fiction and I look forward to more books in this series!