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When Reverend Brand McCormick comes calling, Laura does all she can to discourage him as a suitor. She knows that if her past were discovered, Brand’s reputation would be ruined. But it’d not only Laura’s past that threatens to bring Brand down─it’s also his own.
When a stranger in town threatens to reveal too many secrets, Laura is faced with a heartbreaking choice: Should she leave Glory forever and save Brand’s future? Or is it worth risking his name─and her heart─by telling him the truth?
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Heart Of Stone is book one in the Irish Angels series by best selling author Jill Marie Landis. The saga begins in New Orleans with Lovie, the oldest of four orphaned immigrant sisters. The girls were the daughters of Irish laborers brought in to dig what was known as the Irish Channel. I hadn't ever heard of the Irish Channel until reading Heart of Stone and was appreciative of the historical and cultural detail flavoring this time period, which was approaching the end of slavery in the U.S.
The story picks up in 1874. Lovie has already had a lifetime's worth of experience and is starting over in a small town in Texas. She has been separated from her sisters and has changed her name to Laura Foster, a widow operating a boarding house for women and families. She is thought to be a respectable and cultured widow by the townspeople, and by all appearances she is. But appearances can be deceiving as we all know, and therein lies the story, the mystery, the adventure and the heartbreak... okay, so I can get a little swept up in the drama... but it's good. I promise you that.
Jill Marie Landis is the kind of author that leaves you wanting more, and so it's a good thing Book Two is on it's way. It's called Heart of Lies. I can't wait!