"As the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she's never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl--she'd rather work with her father’s horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she’s been mostly content up to this point, a part of her wonders if there will ever be anyone who will notice her amid the bevy of brothers determined to protect her from any possible suitors.
When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small Minnesota town to join his uncle's carpentry business, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. The attraction between them begins to build...until Rurik's former fiance shows up with wild claims that bring serious consequences to Rurik.
Can Rurik and Merrill learn to trust God--and each other--when scandal threatens their newfound love?"
I am a big fan of Tracie Peterson. She writes the type of books I thoroughly enjoy; a bit of mystery, some history and a sprinkling of romance.
Rurik and Merrill were great lead characters and the lead up to their romance is well written. The "scandal" in the story was well written and I loved Rurik's determination and his belief in that God would be clear in what he should or shouldn't do. Merrill's equally strong faith was also inspiring.
Stars out of 5 : 5 another great book and one that had me hooked from the beginning. Not a hard read and a book where you will need to know what is going to happen next. The next book in the series "The Quarryman's Bride," will be released in June of 2013, so will be looking forward to that one as well.
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