Mary is pressured to marry Barnabas and Barnabas is still devastated over the death of his first wife. Both of these individuals are filled with heart-ache, confusion and trying to move on in life, but Mary also longs to be loved and it is not appear that Barnabas is going to be able to love again. This is a story of moving on in life, but also really looking at the relationship between Mary and Barnabas as there are secrets and pieces of themselves that they keep hidden and hold back from each other. I found myself empathizing with Mary throughout the story and felt a connection with her and also some of the minor characters as well whom I hope will be a part of future stories in this series.
I highly recommend this new author and new series to fans of historical romance!
*Thanks to the Revell Reads program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*