This was one of the best books I've ever read! The characters were intriguing and the story line was wonderful. I don't think I've ever read a book set in this time period before and was wonderfully surprised at how much I enjoyed it. This book was hard to put down. Especially of interest was the Loyalist family in the story. The story showed this particular family as individuals you grew to love and how they were treated at the hands of the Patriots after the war. A great read!
I'll admit I am a huge fan of Roseanna White's novels. And in her latest book, Love Finds You in Annapolis, I am treated once again to characters with emotional and spiritual depth, and believable plot twists that keep me entranced.
Same thing with White's female lead, Larkâ€”what a heroine!! Lark is also a believable human character that suits the era in which she lives, but also a woman I can relate to in this century. Lark is being neglected and mistreated, and yet has the gumption to stand up for herself in ending her engagement to Emerson.
I highly recommend this story to readers of Christian romance between the ages 12 to 96. As a lover of history I was delightfully educated while watching the character development during the era of General Washington. White did this educating with a light touch. And it was such great fun to watch Emerson work like mad to try to win back the hand of Lark.
Roseanna White's writing style is fast-paced. Yet within a few aptly chosen words she is able to convey the deepest of human emotions. Bravo once again to Roseanna White and her growing list of wonderful books.
As a lover of the colonial time period as well as the city of Annapolis, which I have visited often, I was excited to pick up Ms. White's latest novel. But after only a few chapters, I have to say that I was completely absorbed in both the time period and the characters! Not typical for someone like me who is not only an author herself, but who has read a gazillion historical romances! Ms. White has a wonderful way with language that makes it seem like you are gliding across the pages as one would skate effortlessly over ice. Her characters are charming and interesting. The heroine is someone every woman can relate to, and you'll meet other characters who will invoke your anger one minute and your affection the next. I love the history in Annapolis right after the Revolutionary War and Ms. White injects it beautifully within the story without making it seem like a history lesson. I must admit, this was one book which I adored every minute of and which I anxiously waited until I could pick it up again and immerse myself in the romance and adventure.
Larksong Benton and Emerson Fielding engaged 2 years are to be married, sometime... Lark growing tired of waiting for the day to arrive, wonders at what extent Emerson's love for her lies. Lark's brother Wiley is very protective of his sister and her interests. When their cousin Penelope arrives to stay for awhile at their home, she is not favored by either of them due to her flirtatious ways.
Lark travels to Maryland and Emerson harbors deep regret for her decision. Upon arriving Lark finds a kindred friend in Sena, daughter of the family she is staying with. Sena, having only brothers has longed for a sister to share things with. Humorous with a cherry personality is just what Lark has needed. Will different scenery and friends soften Lark's heart and will she be able to escape the hurts of her past?
Extremely well written this book also hosts a few well known figures of history. Travel back to the 1700's in a way no history book can provide! Romance, humor, heartbreak and civalry will take hold of your attention and fill your hours with pleasure. This hard to put down book comes alive with well developed characters, rich scenery, interactive dialogue along with a gripping ending that will leave you wanting more. I was highly entertained, I found the overall message inspiring and will recommend this novel to others! I hope to read more from this author in the future!!!