STORY-LINE LOVE’S JOURNEY BY EMILY MURDOCH:
In Love’s Journey, by author Emily Murdoch, Elizabeth Morrison inherited a large fortune. With all her family deceased except for Katherine, her missing sister, Elizabeth’s determined to find her. Traveling in Texas, Elizabeth comes across a beautiful derelict apple orchard, Sweet Grove. Wealthy enough to buy the orchard, she’s determined to do so. Jonathan Bryant’s family owned Sweet Grove until his father lost it to gambling debts. Jonathan’s bitter, determined to reclaim the orchard and land some day. However, Elizabeth has the money and he does not.
Knowing nothing of farming or orchards, Elizabeth comes to an agreement with Jonathan for his help. As they work closely together, Jonathan finds Elizabeth’s not a pretty doll; she’s a hard worker with success in mind. Can Jonathan over come his bitterness and disappointment to see what God has placed in front of him? My romance book review of Love’s Journey follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Love’s Journey, set in 1840 Texas, captures the readers imagination immediately. Elizabeth is far different from the average woman of this time period. Independent and strong, she knows what she wants and goes after it. I loved the fact she would not give up on finding her sister, and formed an intelligent plan for her search. Proving contrary to opinions of the time period, women were not 2nd rate or incapable of reasoning.
Jonathan’s family’s part mystery and we do not find out all the details in this book. However, each sibling gets their own chance to tell their story in future books. I look forward to solving the riddle of his family. From what we saw of them, they will be a hand full. I loved watching Jonathan come to terms with his life of bitterness and disappointment to realize what’s really important. The road to love’s not smooth for Elizabeth and Jonathan, but each had faith in God and found they could rely on his goodness.
In concluding my romance book review of Love’s Journey, I found a solid clean and sweet romance book filled with realistic characters, intriguing plot lines, and future stories to look forward to reading. Ending Love’s Journey with a surprise crisis which raised questions, I can’t wait for the next book.
LOVE’S JOURNEY RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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