Forbidden Love Tries to Survive Old World Expectations
Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life. Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart…and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble. Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him. When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind.
About the Author:
Angie Dicken credits her love of story to reading British literature during life as a military kid in Cambridgeshire, England. Now living in the U.S., she’s an ACFW member, a blog contributor to the Writer’s Alley, a baseball mom, and a self-proclaimed foodie.
Such a wonderful story! It’s one of those stories that is heartwarming and enjoyable. I always like learning about new places and people. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of life in a mining town. I don’t know a lot about greek tradition so that was neat. Angie Dicken creates a powerful story about second chances, overcoming prejudices and finding hope in the Lord in this story. I think the reader can learn something along with the characters.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
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