Longing for Home
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: August 6th, 2013
Paperback: 400 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she'll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper despite her Irish roots. The town is caught in an ongoing feud between the Irish and the "Reds" the frontiersmen who would rather see all the Irish run out of town and the Irish immigrants who are fighting to make a home for themselves in the New World.
When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on as his housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk. As the violence escalates throughout the town, Katie must choose between the two men who have been vying for her love, though only one might be able to restore hope to her heart.
I was thrilled to take part in this blog tour for Longing for Home. I have long been a fan of Sarah's books and I knew I was in for a treat. This book had everything. Romance, love, humor, tears, disputes, and a heartbreaking past. I loved how Sarah told the story through not only Katie's eyes, but with Tavish and Joseph too. It was the perfect way to see each character properly, how they saw each other. At first, I wasn't sure what I thought of Katie. She was so hard on everyone, mostly herself. But I enjoyed watching her demeanor soften, and for her to feel she belonged somewhere. I thought Sarah told her story brilliantly and by the end, well I didn't want the story to end. I also loved how Sarah brought Ireland to us. The language was especially enjoyable and I could hear the accent as I read. Another favorite was Tavish. He is an instantly, likable character who tries to charm Katie, also while driving her crazy.
5 out of 5 stars. Longing for Home is at the top of my list for my favorite reads of the year.
Sarah is having a launch party for this amazing book. Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: The King’s English Bookshop 1511 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105
To celebrate the release of LONGING FOR HOME, we're throwing a party--Irish Style. Authentic food. A wonderful book. An Irish-themed door prize. And perhaps a touch of blarney. Come celebrate with us!
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Longing For Home from The King's English.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Longing For Home today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.
ONE MORE THING
The digital books are on sale – yes, the e-books! We have Amazon.com specials running for August and September with titles under the “A Proper Romance” brand.
August Promo Pricing:
Longing for Home $7.99