LOVE’S SWEET BEGINNING
The well-written characters in the third book of the Sisters at Heart series have a chance to break free from their pasts and start fresh. Shorey continues to surprise readers with her stories; she writes from her heart, and her novels prove that she’s bringing the best story she can to fans.
At the age of 25, Cassie Haddon has no useful life skills. During the Civil War, her father died, and she and her mother have depended on the kindness of family. They have been staying with her uncle, but when he demands they leave, they go to Noble Springs, where Cassie must provide for both of them. She gets a job with Jacob West, who owns a restaurant and a small grocery store. As they work side by side, Cassie realizes she had skills all along. Jacob is worried his past will come back and cost him not only his business, but also Cassie. (REVELL, Feb., 352 pp., $14.99)