Nora Underhill was raised by her brother, Charles, and his wife, Meredith, who don't let a moment go by that they don't remind her of that fact, and how much she owes them for taking her in. Nora finally escapes her manipulative brother by joining Asa Mercer's bride ship to Seattle to marry Simon Wallin.
Nora proposes to Simon, in exchange for his name, and protection, she will continue to work in Seattle, and he can return to Wallins Landing, claiming more land as a married man. But when Charles and Meredith arrive and insist that Nora stay with them, Nora changes her plans and moves to
Wallins Landing, which puts Simon in a bind as he has yet to tell his family about his marriage.
Simon is a good hardworking man, I loved how his family welcomed Nora into their lives. Simon takes his duty seriously, and is very detail oriented, which often leads him to focus on problems instead of finding solutions right away.
Nora is my favorite character, industrious, tender-hearted, and always ready to lend a hand. Her faith is strong and shes God's glory in all of creation.
I really liked the dialog between Nora and Simon, they always treat each other with respect and come to recognize the other's strengths, and that they are better together.
I loved the strong themes of family and Christmas traditions throughout this story, Simon's family si very supportive of his marriage, and I loved the dialog and humorous situations. This was a fast-paced and engaging read that I didn't want to put down. Highly enjoyable read!
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