This is a very enjoyable historical romance about a privileged young man groomed to take over his father's empire and a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Warren Brentwood returns home from a couple years abroad to run his father's mill, but he starts to have doubts about his future. Espy is thrilled to see the boy she's had a crush on for years. She tries to catch his eye and when they're thrown together for a volunteer club, she thinks this might be her chance. However, when she takes a job as a maid at a professor's home, she's soon placed in a compromising position, and flees town. She's rescued by a missionary couple in the city, but wonders if her name will ever be cleared and if she will ever return home.
I really liked the characters and the realistic way they're portrayed, though I was a little frustrated with some things they both said. I enjoyed the focus on doing things for others and the spiritual transformations these two underwent. I also appreciated Warren's struggle with what he should do for a living. This book really shows how important your reputation is, especially in a small town where everyone knows you. Don't miss out on this well-written story!
I received this book free from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
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