Book Review: Where the Road Bends


As Norah King surveys her family land in Iowa in 1880, she is acutely aware that it is all she has left, and she will do everything in her power to save it--even if that means marrying a man she hardly knows. Days before her wedding, Norah discovers an injured man on her property. Her sense of duty compels her to take him in and nurse him back to health. Little does she realize just how much this act of kindness will complicate her life and threaten the future she's planned.

Norah's care does more than aid Quincy Barnes's recovery--it awakens his heart to possibilities. Penniless and homeless, he knows the most honorable thing he can do is head on down the road and leave Norah to marry her intended. But walking away from the first person to believe in him proves much harder than he imagined.

Rachel Fordham invites you to experience the strength and beauty of love forged in the crucible of hardship in this heartwarming story.

My Review

I really enjoyed this book. Right from the beginning I instantly had a vivid image of what Nora and Quincy looked like as well as their surroundings. It was nice to see that there were no romantic feelings in the very beginning as it would not have been believable. It was nice to see Nora and Quincy's relationship progress organically. 

Nora really blossomed into a strong, independent woman by the end of the story. It was nice to see this progression from her. Quincy was so supportive of Nora. He also made something of himself. They both proved that good things do come to those who work for it. The overall storyline was lovely in itself. As a historical fiction reader, I really enjoyed this book. Which I know many other readers will as well. 


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