Title: LOVE'S JOURNEY
Series: Sweet Grove Beginnings #1
Author: Emily Murdoch
Publisher: Sweet Promise Press
Publish Date: 07.17.2017
Category /Genre: Christian Romance, Historical
Recommended for: 12 and up
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
Received from: Sweet Promise Press (as an ARC gifted copy)
Goodreads link: Love’s Journey
Date completed: 09.19.2018
Description from the publisher:
Elizabeth Morrison has inherited a small fortune, but a woman in 1840 doesn’t usually go it alone.
With her sister Katherine missing and both parents gone to be with the Lord, she has no choice but to find her own way. Her journey takes her through an abandoned orchard, and she falls in love with derelict Sweet Grove – and its previous owner, Jonathan Bryant.
No longer the owner of Sweet Grove but just a laborer, his bitterness hasn’t been sweetened by the fruit of his labour.
Can Elizabeth carve her own journey and make a home for herself while her sister is still missing? Can Jonathan be brave enough to put the past behind him and find purpose again?
Or will they both learn that life never goes in the direction you think, and love is always ready to take you on a different journey?
This is the first in the Sweet Grove Beginnings series that explores just how the town of Sweet Grove was planted.
LOVE'S JOURNEY is the first book in the Sweet Grove Beginnings series. They will need to be read in the order of release.
This is the first book I have read from Emily Murdoch. I like her style!
I enjoyed the sweetness of this book. Times are not easy in 1840, middle of nowhere, Texas, but Elizabeth and Jonathan both love the apple orchard, their families, and the Lord. They have realized the most important portions of life can be fleeting, but worth the effort. That’s what I took away from this story.
Though this is a complete story about Jonathan and Elizabeth, there are many unanswered questions at the end that make me hope to read the other books in this series. I love Sweet Grove already and it is wonderful learning about her past.
Note: While I received this book as a gifted ARC, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
Sweet Grove Beginnings Series:
1. Love’s Journey
2. Love’s Chance
3. Love’s Gamble
4. Love’s Cure
5. Love’s Blossom
Also from Emily Murdoch:
· A Christmas Surprise
· A Harvest Passion
· A June Wedding
· A Michaelmas Wager
· Seasons of Love
· A Springtide Meeting
· A Valentine Secret
Hearts Rule Kingdoms Series:
2. Love Letters
Ravishing Regencies Series:
1. Lost with a Lord
2. Drenched with a Duke
3. Shipwrecked with a Suitor