Ashes on the Moor

The life of an impoverished schoolteacher is not one Evangeline Blake would have chosen for herself. Torn from her home and her beloved sister and sent to work in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, Evangeline must prove herself to her grandfather, a man who values self-reliance above all else, before he will grant her access to her inheritance. Raised to be a lady of refinement, she hasn’t any of the skills necessary to manage on her own nor does she have the first idea how to be a school teacher. But failure means never being with her sister again.
Alone and overwhelmed, she turns to the one person in town who seems to know how she feels—Dermot McCormick, an Irish brick mason who is as far from home and as out of place as she is. Despite the difference in their classes and backgrounds, Evangeline and Dermot’s tentative friendship deepens and grows. Her determination and compassion slowly earn her the faith and confidence of the skeptical residents of Smeatley, who become like the family she has lost.
But when a secret from her past comes to light, Evangeline faces an impossible choice: seize the opportunity to reclaim her former life and rejoin her sister or fight for the new life she has struggled to build for herself—a life that includes Dermot.
Ashes on the Moor is the inspiring love story of one Victorian woman’s courage to fight against all odds, and the man whose quiet strength gives her the confidence to keep trying.

My Review

Ashes on the Moor is a lovely story of strength, new beginnings, romance, and family that enchants readers with great characters as well as a strong storyline.

Evangeline was so likeable. It was so sad the situation that she and her sister found themselves in with her Aunt. Her Aunt was so mean spirited towards Evangeline. Although, Evangeline came from money, she did not put any "airs" about her. I like that she was not above it all to ask for help. This is where Dermot comes in. He was kind towards Evangeline. There is the romantic feelings with one another. They were sweet and real.

As the story progressed, Evangeline grew bolder. Dermot played a big part in helping to nurture and encourage Evangeline to fight for the things she holds dear. If you are looking for a great book to read, you have to check this book out. Additionally, other books from the Proper Romance line.



Mystica said…
Sounds like a tough, emotional ride. Like the sound of this one.

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