What a charming and uplifting read. Once started, I could not bring
myself to put it down.
Drake Weston has lived all his live preparing to be named the fourth
Duke of Northumberland. Little did he know that the man he had
believed all his life to be his father had different plans. In the
aftermath, Drake Weston, becomes a indentured servant heading for the
colonies of America under the name Drake Winslow.
He is taken in by a Quaker family and is introducedto a live of
peace, contentment...and love. Love, in the form of 26-year-old
What ensues is truly a story of discovery about oneself. A discovery
of spirituality and of purpose and the meaning of true love. A world
completely foreign to Drake Weston.
The story is well-paced and well-written and very effectively draws
one into the world of 17th Century life.
Through Drake's challenge to reconcile his prosperous upbringing with
the common life introduced to him by his new bride, the reader also
comes to challenge their beliefs and perceptions of things.
Again, a thoroughly entertaining and uplifting read. It is a story
of courage and nobility and devotion, not usually associated with
the 'traditional' formulaic romance. An absolute treat.--Darlene Oakley
The Sunpiper Book Review