If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the backdrop of World War One!
Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry only for love, never money. So when she finds herself irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by eloping with him to London to build a new life.
Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.
Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to remain true to her convictions and live life on her own terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .
Advanced Praise for the Book
“Stacy Henrie possesses superior storytelling skills, her historical accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed, and she knows how to create characters we can identify with and whom we really care for.” —Fresh Fiction
“You won’t . . . starve . . . in London, will you, miss?” Hetty shut the trunk lid and climbed to her feet.
Forcing a light laugh, Ada slipped her coat on over her gown. “No, I don’t believe we’ll starve.”
Deep down, though, a germ of fear attempted to sprout inside her. She’d never known deprivation or difficulty or hard work. But she was determined to see her decision through—she would prove that marrying for love wasn’t the swift path to misery and regret that her parents believed it to be. She loved Ned. And she trusted that his current employer, Hugh Whittington, would follow through on his promise to help find Ned a new job.
A move to London would hopefully bring them more opportunities and independence. At the very least, it would put needed distance between her and her parents and the way Ada had been brought up. She would raise her family differently. Her sons and daughters would be encouraged to marry for love and to lead lives of compassion and goodness rather than ones motivated by appearances, position, and wealth.
“We’ll be fine, Hetty,” she said as she quieted her momentary panic. “Now help me carry this trunk downstairs.” She didn’t wish to wake their butler. He would surely alert her parents of her departure, and Ada wanted to be long gone before they rang for their breakfast.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.
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