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Even after discovering that she really was a virgin, he keeps his heart locked up tight, turning her over to the other man upon their arrival in the settlement.

The other thing Ms. From the moment he meets Delia, Ty is deeply attracted to her, but he has no intention of falling in love with her. He has a hard time living with himself after that, but the deep abiding connection between him and Delia is still there, even as she’s trying to make a life with someone else. The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook. Perhaps because of her background, she isn’t judgmental of others. Abused by her drunken father and struggling for survival on the Boston waterfront as a tavern serving wench, Delia McQuaid longs for a better life, one in which she’s a respectable lady.

However, I wasn’t overly perturbed wikd it, because it’s obvious that he regrets that decision from the minute the wedding begins. I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. She hopes it won’t come to that though, and that along their journey, he will come to realize he loves her as much as she loves him, especially after he sweetly makes love to her in the forest. More than anything, she yearns to be a respectable lady. I was also quite taken with Caleb and Elizabeth, the preacher and his wife, who travel with Ty and Williamson to Merrymeeting to start a church there.

In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked. Everyone, including Ty, thinks she’s a fallen woman, but in reality, she had enough pride and backbone to avoid prostituting herself to earn money, a fact which I admired. Even when faced with marrying a man she doesn’t love and someday possibly watching the man she does love marry someone else, Delia is up to the challenge, prepared pdnelope rejoice in his happiness if that time comes.


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Her friendship with the feisty Delia and seeing the passion between Delia and Ty really helped her to come into her own. It’s superb in every way. The love scenes were quite steamy and sensual for a book written inwhich was a plus for me, not just because I like my love scenes hot, but because they were imbued with a deep emotion and passion that I don’t always find in my romance reading.

The thing I loved most about Delia is that she has a huge heart with lots of selfless love to give. Although Ty never got along with his grandfather, the man sent him to England where he was highly educated and became a doctor.

As a farmer, there’s much work to be done on his homestead as well as two little girls for whom to care, but Nat still deeply loves his first wife and probably shouldn’t have married again so soon after her death, regardless of the need.

There was absolutely nothing about this book I would have changed, making it an incredibly enjoyable reread for me. It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters.

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Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement. Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother. At his heart, he’s a good man though. I loved watching her grow and change, facing the challenges set before her with grace and dignity.

Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality. When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty isn’t the least bit shy about showing Delia just how passionately in love with her he is. Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging story that I hated to see end when I turned the last page.

They have something of a secondary romance as they work through some difficulties in their marriage. He became one of them, but at the age of sixteen, his step-father insisted that he must return to his own people.

Believing there’d be no harm in sampling her charms and that it might get her out of his system, Ty seduces and makes tender love to her along the trail. She doesn’t really know the first thing yearningg how to accomplish that, but she’s a quick learner when opportunities present themselves.


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The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging. These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers. The author really brought the setting to life with her vivid descriptions of life in a small settlement in Colonial Maine as well eyarning the environmental details that truly made me feel like I’d been transported to another time and place.

Penelope Williamson Star Rating: May contain a number of explicitly descriptive love scenes. Not recommended for under 18 or sensitive readers. He brought his knowledge back to the Colonies, where he lives in the small settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin.

I can totally see why this book won the Rita award. Caleb is sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction. If only he’d realized he was falling in love with her before it was too late He’s attracted to Delia’s spunky spirit from the moment he first meets her, but he has no intention of falling in love oenelope marrying the wench.

The stand-outs include, Nat, the man who Ty brought Delia to marry. As Delia says her vows to someone else, Wold finally understands that what he’s been feeling for her is far more than mere lust. Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting.

I first read A Wild Yearning probably more than twenty years ago, so when I picked it up for a reread, I remembered very little about the story. She’s tough as nails, a real fighter, who always tries to make the best of difficult circumstances. Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered. I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style. Delia is the focal point of the story and a very strong female protagonist.