September 1815, Providence, Rhode Island
Thirty-year-old Remembrance “Mem” Wilkins loves her solitary life running the farm and orchard she inherited from her father and has no plans to give up her independence. Especially not for the likes of Mr. Graham Lott. But when Mem is unable to harvest the apples on her own, she accepts the help of the man she despises. Fresh off a boat from Ireland with his four-year-old son in tow, Simon Brennan secures a building in which to ply his trade as a cobbler. Still healing from the grief of his wife’s death a year earlier, he determines to focus only on providing a good life for his son. But when he intervenes in an argument on behalf of the intriguing Miss Wilkins, sister-in-law of the tavern owner who befriends him, he suddenly finds himself crossways with his landlord, Mr. Lott, and relieved of his lease and most of his money. With no means of support, Simon takes a job helping Mem with her harvest, relieving her of the need of Lott’s help. But their growing attraction to each other makes them both uneasy. Mem gladly escapes to town when her sister begins labor, and Simon, believing it best to distance himself from Mem, takes his son and leaves. But neither anticipates the worst gale New England has ever seen—or that the storm will threaten all they hold dear.
I thought this was a pretty good book. I liked the characters especially Remembrance (mem). I enjoyed reading about how they picked apples. One of my earliest memories was working on my grandparents farm hand picking cherries. I did not know anything about the big storm of 1815 before reading this book. One thing that i was confused about was the timing of the storm. It seemed to be like it jumped from the start of the storm to the middle without any transition. Also, the book ended abruptly. It would be been nice to have another day or two at the end. Ann Mater shares the Lord’s truth in this book. I think that the readers can learn along with the characters some good truth.
I recommend this book to my Family and friends
I received this book from the publisher for my honest review.
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About the Author:
Anne Mateer has loved reading and writing stories since childhood. She is the author of 4 historical novels, 1 historical novella, and a few contemporary short stories. Anne and her husband of 30 years, Jeff, love to visit their grown children and tour historical sites. They are currently living an empty nest adventure in Austin, TX.
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