About the book:
Twenty-two-year-old Militine Scott is in training at the Madison Bridal School in Seattle, yet she has no intention of pursuing marriage. What respectable man would have her? But she has found the school provides the perfect opportunity to keep her unsavory past hidden.
Thane Patton, though fun-loving and fiercely loyal to his friends, hides a dark secret, as well. He finds himself drawn to Militine, sensing that she harbors a haunting pain similar to his own.
Will they allow God to make something new and beautiful from the debris of their past?
This is an amusing and interesting story sure to please fans of historical romance! While I found the story line about Militine and Thane to be interesting, the continuation of Abrianna and Wade's story drew me even more. Abrianna was the adopted daughter of the ladies who run the bridal school and she's always getting into mischief as she tries to help the poor of Seattle. She ropes her best friend,Wade, into helping her and in this book she starts a soup kitchen in a poor section of town. Their relationship was sweet and funny, as he's falling for her, but she's just viewed him as a brother, until another man wants to court her. I would suggest reading book one for the start of their story while Militine and Thane's story is more focused in this book. I loved that there was a lot of discussion of faith as Militine and Thane struggle to trust God after enduring bad childhoods. There's also a new pastor in their church with some non-Biblical ideas who stirs up a lot of controversy and those arguments were interesting, too. It was fascinating to learn more about the history of Seattle, including a devastating fire that destroyed a lot of the city. I can't wait for the next book! I highly recommend it to fans of historical fiction.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.