Tuesday, December 6, 2022

HOLDING THE LINE by Jennifer Delamere, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

Oh what trouble a little guide book about spinsters could cause.

In this third book of Love Along the Wires series, we find a different kind of spinster.... widow Rose Finley. Her marriage was not a happy one, so Rose determines to further her career as a telegrapher in a post office instead of seeking to marry again. She is caring enough to want to intervene when she sees a respectable young lady meeting a man with a questionable reputation. When she encounters John Milburn, uncle of the girl, she agrees to chaperone Sophie to a ball.

“Perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.” Many of the characters have fears and learning to trust God for the outcome is a hard lesson.

This story was about the up and coming class in Victorian England. A time when wealthy businessmen were *marrying up* in society. Ms. Delamere showed the pitfalls that were encountered. It was a time of change in attitude and expectations. Her characters found they could change their long-held opinions for something better.
Great conclusion to an engaging series.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*4 stars and an underlying faith thread.

BackCover Blurb:
Can she find the strength to heal the wounds of her past--and open her heart again?

A widow at just thirty years of age, Rose Finlay is determined to put all ideas of marriage and family behind her and pursue an independent life. But when she notices a young woman about to be led astray by a roguish aristocrat, bitter memories from her past arise, and she feels compelled to intervene. The unintended consequences of her efforts will ultimately force Rose to reexamine her life in a new light.

As the guardian of his two widowed sisters' financial and domestic affairs, John Milburn carries heavy responsibilities for a single man. But he's faced with his biggest challenge when his headstrong niece falls prey to the attentions of a powerful man who could ruin both her and her family.

When Rose and John join forces to protect his niece, they put everything they hold dear--including their growing attraction--in jeopardy.

Bethany House Publishing, December 6, 2022
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