STORY-LINE LOVE’S CHANCE BY EMILY MURDOCH:
Katherine, aka Kitty, Morrison’s life went to Hades in the last three years. Running off at sixteen with Mr. Ernest Gilman, life did not proceed as she thought it would. Now considered a fallen woman, prostitution’s her only option. Working day and night, finally, a man comes into her life who knows someone in Sweet Grove. Sweet Grove, where her sister Elizabeth purchased land; how ironic, that Thomas Bryant and Katherine, searching for the same thing, will team up as man and wife in a marriage of convenience. Traveling from Nacogdoches to Sweet Grove, Texas will they become a united couple?
Sweet Grove represents forgiveness, second chances, and security. Thomas, however, has an agenda of his own; alienated from his family and ashamed of his behavior, Thomas has his own insecurities. Will these two find what they need? Can love bloom or will love once again be a let down for Kitty? Will Sweet Groves occupants welcome them or turn them away in horror? My romance book reviews of Love’s Chance follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
The Sweet Grove Series by author Emily Murdoch grabs the reader immediately as Murdoch penned an emotional heart grabbing tale of second chances, forgiveness, and love. How sad the only option open for a fallen woman in 1841 is to prostitute herself for survival. I felt Kitty’s desperation and sorrow in the house of prostitution. While Thomas feels shame for his past and the things he did to his family; each emotion’s pungent. Murdoch‘s descriptive writing’s vivid; I could see the people, the smell the odors, and feel the emotions of Thomas and Kitty.