Thursday, June 30, 2011


A Hickory Ridge Romance
published by Thomas Nelson Publishing

Ada Wentworth, born in Boston, is heading to Hickory Ridge Tennessee to be a companion for Miss Lillian, an elderly woman.  She is slightly bitter, her father has died, leaving her penniless, after paing her fiance to break off their engagement.

Met at the train station by Wyatt Caldwell, who will deliver her to her new job with his aunt.  But  before they hardly get out of town, they get in a disagreement, and she decides to walk.

Once she meets Miss Lillian, she wonders if she will manage to last until she makes enough money to find a different position.  When Miss Lillian's hat needs repair, she uses the talents taught her by her mother, who was a hat maker. And before long, she is making hats for other ladies in the community, until Wyatt tells her he is paying her to take care of his Aunt, not run a business.  He doesn't realize that he is barely paying her enough to survive.

Will they ever see each other as a person, or will he always see her as Northerner, from Boston?  Will she ever see him as anything but her employer?  What will happen to her, if Miss Lillian passes away, how will she survive?

A very interesting book, not just a 'romance novel',  I think the author has succeeded in making what would be a time worn 'story', very different.

I received this book to read and review from Booksneeze.  I received no other compensation.  I am  not required to give a positive review.


NanaDiana said...

I think this is the shortest review I ever read!;>) Diana

Jettie said...

Somehow it didn't all publish, but it has, now.