Ms. Linder captures the flavor of the Regency period with this tale that often yells of the harsher side of life.
Siblings Nan and Heath are left to the care of a despicable woman by their sailor father, they escape that bad situation and survive on in an alleyway. After waiting so long for their father and tomorrow to come, “Perhaps tomorrow belonged to God.” Nan ends upwith a wealthy family and is raised almost like a daughter. Heath finds himself at a rectory, helping at the church, until many years later, their father returns.
The story takes a dark turn when Nan is expected to wed a titled man, and Heath is accused of a heinous crime. Even through many troubles, Nan holds on to her faith in God and rises above her circumstances. Heath is loyal to a fault and strives to forgive those who wronged him.
This story has many layers with danger aplenty, several romances and faith that is demonstrated by many of the characters. The battle between good and evil is clearly defined.
Recommend for those who love Regency stories
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Review Program. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread
They Waited Their Whole Lives for Their Papa to Return
Nan and Heath Duncan, siblings abandoned by their papa and abused by their guardian, have no choice but to survive on the London streets. When a kind gentleman rescues Nan from such a life, the siblings are separated and raised in two vastly different social worlds. Just when both are beginning to flourish and years have healed some of their wounds, their long-awaited papa returns and reunites them—bringing demands with him. Nan is expected to marry a rich suitor she’s never liked, and Heath is expected to forsake his gentle spirit and become the hardened man his father always was.
Dangers unfold, secret love develops, fights ensue, and murder upsets the worlds Heath and Nan have built for themselves.
They’ve waited their whole lives for their papa to return, for tomorrow to come—but now that it has, will they be able to see through to the truth and end this whirlwind of a nightmare before it costs one of their lives?