About Longing For Home:
Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she’ll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper despite her Irish roots. The town is caught in an ongoing feud between the Irish and the “Reds” the frontiersmen who would rather see all the Irish run out of town and the Irish immigrants who are fighting to make a home for themselves in the New World. When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on as his housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk. As the violence escalates throughout the town, Katie must choose between the two men who have been vying for her love though only one might be able to restore hope to her heart.
My Thoughts on Longing For Home:
I really liked Longing for Home because it was interesting, it took place in a different time, and the conflict was unique. I did find it frustrating towards the end that it was moving so slowly. I am not sure if this book was meant to be a series, but it definitely didn’t have an ending that tied up all the loose ends. When I read the next book (if there a next) I can make a more concrete decision about this one.
Edit: I just found out there IS a second book in the series coming out. In that case, I cannot wait to read it.
If you would like to talk to the author, you can check out Sarah’s FB page. She’s an amazing author and you’ll see many more books from her, including the second book to Longing for Home.