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The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook. Delia wants nothing more than to escape this life, so when she sees Ty’s advertisement for a wife, peelope thinks it may be the answer to her prayers.

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When she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a man who is yearnjng for a wife willing to travel to Maine to look out for his two children, Delia eagerly responds.

Abused by her drunken father and struggling for survival on the Boston waterfront as a tavern serving wench, Delia McQuaid longs for a better life, one in which she’s a respectable lady. Raised among the Wwilliamson but educated abroad in England, Doctor Tyler Savitch is a man with a foot in two worlds.

At his heart, he’s a good man though. I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style.

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The author really brought the setting to life with her vivid descriptions of life in a small settlement in Colonial Maine as well as the environmental details that truly made me feel like I’d been penelopf to another time and place. The other thing Ms. I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty isn’t the least bit shy about showing Delia just how passionately in love with peneloep he is.

In fact, the title is quite apt, as the author is very talented at bringing out that deep sense of yearning in both of them until they finally come together once and for all. Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution. He’s attracted to Delia’s spunky spirit from the moment he first meets her, but he has no intention of falling in love or marrying the wench.


He has a hard time living with himself after that, but the deep abiding connection between him and Delia is still there, even as she’s trying to make a life with someone else.

Penelope Williamson Star Rating: Willixmson love Ty’s idealistic nature and how he wants to penrlope people and tries to stand up for the oppressed.

Even when faced with marrying a man she doesn’t love and someday possibly watching the man she does love marry someone else, Delia is up to the challenge, prepared to rejoice in his happiness if that time comes. Even after discovering that she really was a virgin, he keeps his heart locked up tight, turning her over to the other man upon their arrival in the settlement.

She tries to see the good in everyone, even when they aren’t willing to give her the same chance. Delia is the focal point of the story and a very strong female protagonist. She hopes it won’t come to that though, and that along their journey, he will come to realize he loves her as much as she loves him, especially after he sweetly makes love to her in the forest. Delia is more than willing to follow the man with the magical healing hands anywhere, even if it means having to marry another.

The secondary characters, of which there are many, are extremely well-drawn. When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough around the edges. Everyone, including Ty, thinks she’s a fallen woman, but in reality, she had enough pride and backbone to avoid prostituting herself to earn money, a fact which I admired. He’s jealous and protective, but doesn’t realize that he’s falling in love with her until much later when it’s already too late.

Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered. The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging. As Delia says her vows to someone else, Ty finally understands that what he’s been feeling for her is far more than mere lust. These books would be appropriate for teen and sensitive readers. Definite adults only material, not for the faint of heart. From the moment he meets Delia, Ty is deeply attracted to her, but he has no intention of falling in love with her.


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Ty’s willingness to turn Delia over to wolliamson another man after the intimacy they’d shared may be a bit hard for some readers to swallow. In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked. Believing there’d be no harm in yearnung her charms and that it might get her out of his system, Ty seduces and makes tender love to her along the trail. May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three.

Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad.

This book not only incorporates this era, but is also very well-researched. Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one wjld doesn’t want a step-mother. Perhaps because of her background, she isn’t judgmental of others.

Still, Ty can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under his skin at every turn. The stand-outs include, Nat, the man who Ty brought Delia to marry. She’s tough as nails, a real fighter, who always tries to make the best of difficult circumstances. This is a dramatic story with lots of twists and turns that keep the hero and heroine apart for much of the book, yet unlike some other books I’ve read where this was the case, I always felt the love and emotional connection between them.