“One can only endure so much rejection before one’s goal is to avoid it at nearly all costs.”
It was so enjoyable to once again visit Hope Springs, Wyoming in Sarah M. Eden’s new tale, Choices of the Heart. Although this is a novella, it reads like a longer story and packs a lot of punch. Eden is a master at creating realistic, layered, and engaging characters and plopping them in intriguing places and situations, then allowing them to grow and change for the better. Sophie Kingston, a Baltimore socialite who doesn’t fit in there, and Burke Jones, an orphan who longs to be a success in his doctoring, are the
stars of this book.
When Sophie arrives in Hope Springs, she finds an entirely different
environment than she is used to. She also meets the doctor and a whole cast of other interesting and welcoming people. I enjoyed seeing Sophie and Burke’s relationship grow and evolve and their outlooks on life change.
“You need to make the decision that is best for you—not for me, not for your family, but for you.”
“. . . being happy with the person you are is more important than pretending to be the person other people think you ought to be.”
The paths of life that brought them together are destined to tear them apart.
Burke Jones began his life as a nameless orphan, dreaming of one day being a renowned doctor with a home and family to call his own. Sophie Kingston, daughter of an influential East Coast family, was destined to be an important and beloved part of Baltimore Society.
Life has not gone quite as either planned.
Now living in the home of a family friend, Sophie joins the lady on a journey to the tiny town of Hope Springs in Wyoming Territory. It is unlike any place she’s ever known. And the resident doctor is a mystery as well. Burke knows he isn’t the success he’d always imagined he would be, and seeing it through the eyes of this newly arrived Society lady only drives that home.
As Hope Springs begins to weave its magic, Sophie discovers more than she’d ever imagined, in both the town and its doctor. And Burke, who has always guarded his heart, begins to wonder if there might be more to life than he has previously imagined.
Their futures, however, do not lie along the same path or in the same destinations. Fate has once again proven unkind.
Can Hope Springs work yet another miracle?
From the USA Today bestselling author of the Longing for Home series, CHOICES OF THE HEART is set in the beloved world of Hope Springs.
Other Books in the Hope Springs Series:
Longing for Home
Longing for Home: Hope Springs
My Dearest Love
Long Journey Home
Valley of Dreams