Happy Friday, reader friends! I’m catching up on reviews this week! Check out the first line of The Highest of Hopes by Susan Anne Mason (Canadian Crossings book 2) below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!
Today is a big day in our home! Although we basically homeschool year-round, it’s the final day of lessons for most subjects! I am looking forward to the lighter load and I know the kids are too!
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The Highest of Hopes by Susan Anne Mason
“Emmaline Moore stepped up to the ship’s railing and peered through the mist to catch her first glimpse of the Nova Scotia shoreline now becoming visible.”
This book certainly tugged at my heartstrings, I have a soft spot for friends-to-romance stories! Despite her impulsive personality, I wanted Emma to succeed in her mission to find love and family. Some of her antics made me cringe but hey, no one is perfect! Jonathan is everything loyal and hardworking. His sense of honor, duty, and love make him a winsome hero and anyone who can’t see that (ahem, looking at you, Emma) needs to readjust their priorities!
Jonathan and his friend Reggie were my favorite characters but there’s also an enjoyable subplot involving a couple of secondary characters we meet along the way. Readers who like Dear John letter references, post-War veterans, family drama, or themes of belonging, second chances, and faith will especially enjoy this story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.