This was an absolutely delightful book! Julia Foster is a missionary in India who loves her work, but chooses to return to England after father gets sick. She decides to take a job as a governess for a widower with two children, and who also is taking care of two nieces (who are very spoiled and have strong attitudes!). She need to be working in order to have the funds to support her parents, and initially sees it as a very short-term thing. Julia is hoping that her dad will get better, and they can all head back to India. As you watch the story unfold, you see her parents faith and how that guides and directs decisions that they all make, you see the challenges she faces in her job (sticking up for herself and knowing when to stand her ground or back down), and you see the children learning and growing too. Beyond all of that, you’re watching a love story – one that’s really well written and exciting to read! I did feel like some of the characters were too predictable, but at the same time, it’s easy to believe that this could be a true story. There are definitely people in real life who are predictable too! It was a great book, very hard to put down, and one that held my interest from the start through the end. I will definitely keep an eye on this author!
The book will be available October 15th. I received a free advance reading copy from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are completely my own.
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