Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Where Hearts Are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons (review)

Where Hearts Are Free (A Darkness to Light Novel)Product Description

Bridget is in love with one man...and promised to another.
Amid the liberty and promise of the New World, Bridget Barrington and Phillipe Clavell fall in love. But nothing about their love seems possible.
To pay for the Clavell family's passage from France, Philippe, a former member of French royalty, worked as an indentured slave to the Barringtons. Bridget is the heiress of the prominent plantation.
When Bridget's parents discover the budding Romance between their daughter and their servant, they quickly orchestrate her engagement to an older, more advantageous match. But Edward Moorehead has a secret. And he's anything but a good match for Bridget.
Separated from her true love and in danger from her betrothed, Bridget must rely on God to deliver her from darkness into light.

My Review:
Where Hearts Are Free is a historical romantic fiction that takes place in Pennyslvania in 1681.
Bridget Barrington, the daughter of a plantation owner,falls in love with the families indentured servant, Philippe Clavell. She had basically grown up with Philippe, and had shared a secret with him that she felt she could tell no one else. When she tells Philippe of her love for him, he discourages her, explaining to her that because of religious differences and the difference in social class it would never work.
When Bridget's tells her family of her feelings for Philippe they release him from his contract and send him home, making him promise to never contact Bridget again.
Her parents soon find her a more eligible suitor, who has a past that no one would ever guess. Will Bridget be forced to marry someone she doesn't love ?
I really enjoyed reading this book, even though it is the third book in the series of  A Darkness To Light, I really had no problems following the characters and was quickly immersed in the story.
Bridget was such a charming character unconcerned with the trappings of wealth, and Philippe was a true gentleman and his faith in God was refreshing to read, I found it commendable that the author had him forgive his enemy.
The one character I had a problem with was Bridget's mother, her reaction about the wedding seemed a tad ridiculous, and actually almost as if she didn't care as much for Bridget as she had proclaimed instead worrying more about what she wanted, than what was in Bridget's best interest.
I would have to caution that there was a sexual situation in the book, and a bit of violence, to me it was ok, and didn't take away from the story.
My rating 4/5


  1. this sounds so good!! thanks for the great review, i'm going to put this one on my to read list :)

  2. Hi! I'm stopping by to return the follow from the Sunday blog hop! Thanks for stopping by Mystery shopping teacher!


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