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Critical Praise

"This is one of the most satisfying, heartwarming novels of the year. Sweet but never sappy, it easily manages to keep a timeworn “marriage of convenience” plot fresh, believable and intriguing. Each character is so well drawn and memorable. And much like the unforgettable heroine, the writing is unadorned and forthright, but over time is revealed to be as clean and as beautiful as a piece of well-made Shaker furniture."
    — RT Book Reviews,  4½ stars, TOP PICK!

"Characters are well developed and very likeable [and] give this historical novel a welcome authenticity..."
    — Publishers Weekly

"Historical fiction at its finest! Serena Miller writes with an irresistible freshness and honesty, crafting compelling characters that leave you changed. I eagerly anticipate her next novel!"
    — Laura Frantz, author of LOVE'S RECKONING

"Serena Miller has done it again. With fascinating history and characters you can’t help but love, she’s written a story that pulls at your heartstrings and keeps you turning pages as fast as you can to see what happens next. And just when you think the story tension can’t get any higher, she turns up the excitement another notch. A story not to be missed!"
    — Ann H. Gabhart, author of WORDS SPOKEN TRUE and THE GIFTED

"If you’re searching for novels with both heart and soul, you will love the thoughtful and richly satisfying works of Serena Miller. I do."
    — Emilie Richards, author of SUNSET BRIDGE and ONE MOUNTAIN AWAY