Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Promise of Breeze Hill (A Natchez Trace Novel) by Pam Hillman

Book Description:  Anxious for his brothers to join him on the rugged frontier along the Mississippi River, Connor O’Shea has no choice but to indenture himself as a carpenter in exchange for their passage from Ireland. But when he’s sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation, Connor fears he’ll repeat past mistakes and vows not to be tempted by the lovely lady.
The responsibilities of running Breeze Hill have fallen on Isabella’s shoulders after her brother was found dead in the swamps along the Natchez Trace and a suspicious fire devastated their crops, almost destroyed their home, and left her father seriously injured. Even with Connor’s help, Isabella fears she’ll lose her family’s plantation. Despite her growing feelings for the handsome Irish carpenter, she seriously considers accepting her wealthy and influential neighbor’s proposal of marriage.

My Thoughts: This is quite a story set in the south during the  1700's after the American Revolution.  
This is a story of unlikely suitors.  
Connor O'Shea in desperation becomes an indentured carpenter to set sail out of Ireland.  As luck would have it, he is sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill.
Isabella is running Breeze Hill almost in desperation much like Connor she fears the worse but tries to make the best out of her dire circumstances.
Isabella with Connor's help is trying to save her family's plantation but her very wealthy neighbor has influence and he wants to marry Isabella.  
Isabella likes Connor.  He is quite handsome.  
This is the story of not just survival but of love and how one can overcome.  
This interesting story takes us to a place and time that few think about now.  But, yet, it is a vital piece of our history.  
The author did a great job in writing this historical novel.

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*

Meet the Author
CBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that's the kind of life every girl should dream of. www.pamhillman.com

  • Series: A Natchez Trace Novel
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 8, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496415922
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496415929

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