MY HEART BELONGS IN THE
WITH VERY LITTLE LEFT OF THE FAMILY FARM, LILY MAY BE FORCED INTO
A LOVELESS MARRIAGE
Captain McAlister "Mac" Albright has purchased land in the Shenandoah Valley, However, the land belongs to Lilyanna Laughlin -- or so she erroneously thinks. Mac sets her straight and despite a poor start, the two become friends...if only he were financially stable enough to offer her more.
When Lily's life is threatened and his whole future goes up in flames, Mac truly becomes a man without means, and Lily is forced to make the impossible choice between a loveless marriage with a man twice her age or the man who has shown her what true love could be. How can she choose between love and economic security? Her family is depending on her. Is her heart destined to break?
Journey into Virginia's Shenandoah Valley of 1816 where a woman's dreams and future happiness are on the line.
Land was important, but Lily finds her father has gambled away the family land. What is going to happen to the family now?
Andrea Boeshaar is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband. The award-winning writer also has three grown sons.
If you love history that just seeps into your soul, then here it is. I'm sure the author did a good deal of research into writing this book. She paints such a picture of The Shenandoah Valley that you find yourself in the middle of a glorious plantation. You can see Lily dressed in a lovely gown and this was a time when a lady was a lady. Even when they had heavy decisions to make, when their hearts were heavy, they were still ladies. Lily has some choices to make. What will she decide? Will it be a loveless marriage or will it be to the man who she knows will love her?
Does she have to choose between her heart or her family? Back in 1816 things were so much different, some better, some worse than now. McAlister has purchased the land and is looking forward to building a home and being the owner of his own life. Dreams are coming true for him but what about Lily? Lily has a dilemma. Can she remain courageous and be patient? Then the author gives us not one, but two romances. Which will Lily choose? What gave the story hope wasn't the romances but the faith that was put in here and there. It gave hope for the survival of the different characters and their hope for survival. The author has you leading in one direction towards the ending but you are in for a surprise. Not at all what I expected. This is a moderately fast read that gives hope, struggles, dilemma, fears, courage, faith. Yes, it gives it all. Don't miss this story of Lily. Follow through the luscious Shanendoah Valley and the beautiful sites you will picture in your mind. Fall in love with Lily and her strength and her dilemma!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.