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More than a Pretty Face (A Harvey House Brides Novella): A Patchwork Family Novella Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B081S87HXJ
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (March 31, 2020)
- Publication date : March 31, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3856 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 96 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #108,198 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As a big history lovin’ nerd girl, I was tickled pink to learn this plot featured a Harvey Girl. I’d first heard about Harvey Girls on a vacation through Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado a few years ago. Fred Harvey was an American entrepreneur who opened a series of cafes and restaurants aligned with railroad stations in the western United States. He provided high quality food in a timely manner. Train travelers knew to expect great food and excellent service in any of his establishments. Harvey Girls were the women who provided that outstanding service. Each one had to be single and of impeccable character. Housing was provided above the restaurants for these women who were not allowed to fraternize with the customers, at least not in the cafes themselves. Once a woman was engaged, her employment would be terminated.
There is so much to love about this story — the railway setting, life as a Harvey Girl, captivating characters, and a swoon-worthy hero all mixed with a dash of adventure to leave this historical romance junkie’s heart satiated. Rosalind, the heroine, is running from a mistake in her past, something we can all relate to. When it blows up BIG in her face, her sweetheart, friends, and co-workers all rally behind her, and Witemeyer weaves in a beautiful lesson about the power of forgiveness and the desire we all have to create a future not defined by past transgressions.
This is a wonderfully charming novella. You’ll not only be “served up love,” but plenty of faith, humor, and warm fuzzies on the side.
***I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House on behalf of the authors and was under no obligation to write a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
She made a bad choice in her past, and she is trying to hide from it. Unfortunately she is transferred back to her home state of Texas and is right back where she started. No matter where she goes now, she cannot hide from her past mistakes. Even after someone repents, our sins can still follow us from the past and have consequences.
After none of his charms had been working, Caleb tried to spark Rosalind's interest by using a Pigpen cipher. As someone who solves cipher puzzles for fun, I can't say how much I loved that Caleb and Rosalind wrote to each other in secret code.
"How on earth was she supposed to resist a man who left her a note penned in secret code."
While Caleb knew of Rosalind for awhile, I think he fell in love with her before he knew her personally. I wish there had been a little more personal conversations before the declarations of love.
"You snuck up on me. Luring my heart little by little with your ciphers and outings, your kindness to old ladies and adolescent dishwashers, until it became fully yours." "My heart belongs to you for as long as you desire it."
This story seems a little more serious than a lot of Witemeyer's other books, but with some of the topics it has to be.