Delia Parr’s novel, Hearts Awakening, is a wonderful story of convenience, faith, trust, and eventually love.
Elvira “Ellie” Kilmer is a thrity-two year old, very plain, spinster living with her cousin and his wife. She had spent her courtship years tending to her unhealthy mother. After her mother’s death, she was broke, too old to marry, and had only a couple of cousins to turn to. She was in desperate need of a job.
Jackson was a handsome widow and father of two young boys who lived on the beautiful Dillion’s Island. To date, his life was filled with betrayal, death, and scandal. He was in desperate needed of help.
She wanted a home, he needed a housekeeper. She wanted a family, he needed someone to care for his boys. She wanted a husband, he needed a wife, but in name only, to help rid him of the scandal surrounding the death of his wife. So when he came to her with his proposal of convenience, she put her heart on the line and accepted. Unfortunately, their lives were filled with secrets that could destroy their commitment.
Amidst Jackson’s bouts of anger, Ellie turned to the Lord for patience and guidance. In times of turmoil and danger, Ellie turned to the Lord for peace and safety. He was unappreciative and hurtful but her love for two heartbroken boys was truly a turning point in all their lives.
This is a great book filled with love, family, friends, and faith in the Lord!! I had a hard time putting it down. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about love and/or life in the past. I love how the author had all the wonderful characters turning to the Lord in times of trouble and in times of JOY.
I was blessed with a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
Counting it all Joy!!