Hope Springs by Sarah M. Eden
In this much-anticipated sequel, Kate Macauley finds herself drawn even deeper into the explosive feud between the American farmers and the Irish immigrants in the small Wyoming town of Hope Springs. As Kate struggles with her decision to stay and make a home for herself, two men compete for her heart. But when the violence escalates into a full-scale war, Kate wonders if any of them will be able to survive the winter.
Hope Springs is the story of one woman’s determination to make a life for herself against all odds, and her struggle to untangle the conflicting feelings of her heart.
Hope Springs is a really great story. The first book in the series, Longing for Home, was good, but Hope Springs absolutely made Katie's story!
The feud between the Irish and the non-Irish in Hope Springs was heartbreaking. I loved Katie's character and her determination to help those around her. It would have been so easy to throw in the towel and leave, but that's not Katie. Through extreme adversity she did her best to make things better for everyone.
I cried at least once. Hope Springs is a sweet, touching, and clean story that not only has a great romance, but has a wonderful lesson about loving others even when they are different. It also has a good depiction about how prejudices are divisive and dangerous.
This is quite a bit longer than most of Sarah's stories, so it took longer to read, but several times I didn't want to put it down and ended up staying up much too late.
If you are a fan of romance novels, you can't go wrong with Sarah's books.
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