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About the book:
Because of Annabelle Thorley’s deceased father’s financial ruin, her fiancé decides to call off the wedding. Her future prospects for a husband are not looking very good and to top it all off she is not at the mercy of her cruel brother. When she was a young girl she visited Fellsworth with her mother and her uncle told her to remember she was always welcome if she ever found herself in need. Her only hope is to go to Fellsworth to her Uncle, in hopes she can have a normal life. Although Annabelle had never had to work in her life, she begins teaching and finds it difficult to do things for herself that other people used to do for her. It is not easy but she is determined to make her own way and not return to her brother’s home.
At the school Annabelle, meets Owen Locke’s daughter and falls head over hills in love with her. Owen is a widower and is extremely protective of his young daughter. However once he meets Annabelle, his once regimented life is in turmoil. For the first time since his wife died he wonders if he can have a second chance at love, but first before he can think of developing a relationship with Annabelle, he must find out who is poaching on the land he is hired to protect.
He wonders if they be able to find a future together?
Annabelle’s story will steal your heart. At first her inability to take care of herself and make friends will make you wish you could give her a hug and tell her not to give up hope. As she becomes more confident, she finds she is able to do most anything she puts her mind too. Owen and Annabelle’s story will take you on a journey of theft, murder and mysterious strangers stealing their peace. You will also see love, forgiveness and courage at work. I love Sarah Ladd’s books. Her characters are so well developed they feel real. I highly recommend this book.