Cornelia Gill has grown up on Dogwood Plantation, where her father worked as a foreman. Carter returns home after being injured in the war of 1812, to take charge of the Plantation that will be his legacy.
Bringing to life a time period that I've not read about very often, this book gives a look into life during that time. This book tells the story through multiple characters, which at times made it hard to follow, as there were a few times that I didn't remember who the particular character was right away.
Overall, an enjoyable read, that at times could have been tighter, but had solid themes of faith, forgiveness, and second chances. Nell is a very intelligent, hardworking and admirable young woman. A historical romance, against the backdrop of life in a young America.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.