I wouldn’t have minded if Hidden Affections were twice as thick; I enjoyed the actual reading of it. I have passed on Heart’s Awakening and Love’s First Bloom, but I think I will keep this book. Delia Parr’s stories keep getting better. Of course I enjoy that they take place in the same general geographical location as where I live.
I love the heroine, Annabelle. She is a well rounded lady that cares about others and stays true to her faith in God. She has her struggles, but usually makes good decisions and conducts herself well. I think that Irene the housekeeper is my second favorite character. The behind the scenes look of running the manor is very interesting.
There are some great lessons about having a good reputation/testimony, trusting in God even when things go wrong, caring for others in Christ’s name, and wisely using the gifts that have been given to you.
Here is the backcover copy:
Betrayed by her husband, Annabelle Tyler wears the burden of legally being a divorcee, a difficult position for an upstanding young woman to find herself in.
While attempting to start a new life for herself, an unexpected turn of events once again has Annabelle married–this time to Harrison Graymoor, the most eligible, yet elusive, bachelor in Philadelphia. Harrison assures her that he will secure an annulment immediately, unaware that the constable has sent word of the marriage to the press in Philadelphia. And here things continue to go awry.
Harrison’s past, a philanthropic cousin with his eye on Annabelle, and the appearance of Annabelle’s ex-husband threaten the tentative relationship growing between Harrison and his “wife.” For two individuals set against marriage, there are certainly a lot of second thoughts regarding the one forced upon them.
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