Against the backdrop of the glittering ballrooms, gritty factories and quiet parlors of Regency England comes a man’s remarkable journey of love and faith. A rising star in Parliament, widower Simon Aguilar needs a reliable woman to care for his gravely ill daughter, Rebecca. He finds an exemplary nurse – and much more- in the indomitable Althea Breton. Raised amid privilege, Althea renounced wealth and social position to serve God, and is reluctant to work for a man who became a Christian only to further his political career. But realizing that all things are possible with God’s love, she accepts the position in the Aguilar household. Despite Simon’s skepticism, Althea comforts Rebecca by teaching her about her God and salvation. Meanwhile, an attraction grows between the darkly handsome Member of Parliament and the understated beauty whose integrity and competence win over his entire household. Althea admires Simon’s devotion as a father, his sense of justice as a politician and his tenderness as a man, but his antipathy toward her faith divides them. When Simon’s world suddenly falls apart, can Althea convince him to open his heart to God’s love – and her own?
This was a really great debut novel by this new author! I was very impressed. It falls into the category of Victorian Romance along with the likes of the Bronte sisters! Steeple Hill Publishers have outdone themselves with the attractive cover of this novel which makes the potential reader pick it up with interest and gaze upon it while reading it. It is decidedly romantic and compelling. Although it is filled with sadness in parts, the story of hope of an afterlife in Heaven with Jesus is like the rainbow after the storm for Simon Aguilar. It is really a very lovely novel. I recommend it to all Christian fiction readers as it will appeal to a large audience, and most definitely those who have a love for Victorian novels.