Monday, October 19, 2009

Book Giveaway: An Unexpected Suitor By Anna Schmidt

After years of caring for her brothers and sister, Nola Burns is ready to live out her own dream--running a tearoom on Nantucket. But the return of charming theater entrepreneur Harrison Starbuck and his determination to buy her out may dash her dreams forever.

All Harry offers is a business propostion, but soon finds himself concerned for the woman herself when she receives threatening letters. He doesn't harbor any romantic feelings for the spirited and talented woman, does he? But as the threats escalate, Harry realizes that loving Nola may be his greatest role of all.

Review--loved it, loved it, LOVED IT! I've always been a sucker for turn of the century historicals but Harry and Nola's story grabbed me from the first page. Nola's determination in light of her tragic situation and her ablity to accept Godly people who color outside of the lines is a lesson everyone needs to be reminded of. And Harry is just a doll--confident in his God, focused to reach others for the Lord. The secondary characters--Ellie, Rose, the acting troupe- all added rich landscape to the lovely scenery of Nantucket.

The first person in the continuous USA to leave a comment will receive a copy of An Unexpected Suitor.


CherryBlossomMJ said...

I've always wanted to run a co-tea room/book shop. Did you ever get a winner for this?

Patty said...

Nope, so I gave it to my mother in law. But I'll send you another one of my vast library of LIH books! Just leave me your email address so that I can contact you.