If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the backdrop of World War One!
Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry only for love, never money. So when she finds herself irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by eloping with him to London to build a new life.
Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.
Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to remain true to her convictions and live life on her own terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .
Advanced Praise for the Book
“Stacy Henrie possesses superior storytelling skills, her historical accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed, and she knows how to create characters we can identify with and whom we really care for.” —Fresh Fiction
“What did your gran have to say?” Ned asked from behind.
Ada jumped to her feet, her back to him, and hurried to remove the evidence of her tears before he caught sight of them. She wouldn’t have Ned thinking they were tears of regret.
“She’s well. And what’s more”—Ada spun around, pasting on a bright smile—“she wishes us happiness here in London.”
Ned studied her a moment before dipping his head in a nod. “That’s excellent. And your parents?”
“They haven’t come around yet,” Ada said briskly as she knelt to open the trunk. “But I am sure they will.”
If he heard the errant hollowness in her remark, he didn’t comment—and she was grateful for it. She would not let her parents’ continued stubbornness mar this day of new beginnings. But as she moved about unpacking, she felt the hurt of her grief burrow deep within her heart.
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.
– 1 winner will receive a $40 Amazon e-gift card and an e-book copy of any of Stacy’s books (winner’s choice)
– Ends October 25th