I ve enjoyed all of Ruth Axtel Morren s novels so far, and this one did not disappoint All of her stories are unique, and the characters are so well developed, I feel like I know them This story centered around a wealthy Bostonian and a poor New England farmer The story developed gradually, but I was never bored, just curious as to what was going to happen next and how it was all going to unfold A beautiful story. Good, clean romance novel I really like this author Clean romance, good morals and a touch of spirituality. All Her Life, Geneva Patterson Was An Outcast In Haven S End Plain, Awkward, Thought To Be Unmarriageable, She Endured The Townspeople S Cruel Taunts In Solitude But Then She Encountered A Man Who Made Her Dream Of Once A Respected Sea Captain, Caleb Phelps Had Been Accused Of A Shameful Crime He Still Held His Head High, But Pain Shone In His Eyes Believing In His Innocence, Geneva Longed To Help This Proud Man Find Redemption Through God S Grace And A Woman S Love While browsing around for inspirational romance novels, I discovered this author and book and after reading many positive reviews decided to give it a try I enjoyed it a lot However, I did have to get past my initial fear that the hero and heroine seemed incompatible as romantic partners My issue was not so much that they come from vastly different backgrounds, but rather that their developing relationship appearedlike siblings, than potential lovers I know that friendships often develop intointimate relationships, but in the beginning, I just couldn t see this happening between the main characters.However,with the skill of a great storyteller, including good character development, Morren pulls it off masterfully And by the end I was sold on the chemistry between Geneva and Caleb, making for a wonderful love story Importantly, I also appreciated how Morren interweaves the themes of faith in God, forgiveness and grace, and God s love throughout the story Readers will necessarily come to the conclusion that faith in and love of God precedes and makes possible love of another I plan to readof Ruth Morren s novels. Excellent book, gripping story. Decent historical great stuff about seeking God Geneva and Capt Caleb are from two different worlds and fall in love. Solid for Christian fiction I admit to having judged many books by unsightly covers or unfortunate silly titles and this book was a lot like that Judging outward appearances plays a huge role in this book Geneva and Caleb appear quite different but in all reality they are much the same The story is all romance and while that is not my favorite because of the atmosphere of the story and Geneva I was able to read it and enjoy it a great deal I could easily visualize Geneva fishing in her boat and on her knees tending her garden I could feel the heat of the summer and envision the village in which Geneva sold her vegetables and fish I also felt sadness at a particular loss towards the end of the book I did find at the end of the story the read had lost it s initial warmth and wildness that drew me so in the beginning In all a very nice romantic pull. She s a good writer, but the preaching really detracted from my enjoyment of an otherwise good story One star removed for that. Oh, how I enjoyed this book It was so romantic Definitely my kind of story I ve read most of Ruth s books and I m sorry to say that I only have one or twoto go before I ve read them all Makes me wish that authors like Ruth could WRITE FASTER LOL I loved the realism of this story I always feel like I m right there in the story when I read Ruth s books I can t say enough about Ruth s writing ability I m especially impressed by the easy flow of conversation For me, Ruth is right up there on my top ten favorite authors list.It was wonderful watching Geneva blossom into a wonderful young woman She loved Caleb right from the start but it wasn t the same for Caleb All he saw was a sweet young girl in overalls I was actually hurt when it was suggested that it might be unseemly for her to spend so much time with him and he just laughed, and said just look at her It took a shocking and embarrassing moment to open his eyes and after that he was a goner It was so refreshing to read a story where the heroine and hero weren t gaga over each other from start to finish These characters were so muchinteresting and I liked that they grew as friends before falling in love.
- 376 pages
- Wild Rose
- Ruth Axtell Morren
- 18 September 2017 Ruth Axtell Morren