Longings of the Heart (Sydney Cove Book #2): A Novel

Longings of the Heart (Sydney Cove Book #2): A Novel

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by Bonnie Leon
     
 

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It's the early 1800s and the wondrous land of Australia is full of possibilities as settlers stake their claims. Hannah and John are settling some land in New South Wales and hoping to start a family. But their bright hopes for the future are clouded with trouble. As they try unsuccessfully to have a baby, Hannah suffers from guilt over her past. Now this haunts her

Overview

It's the early 1800s and the wondrous land of Australia is full of possibilities as settlers stake their claims. Hannah and John are settling some land in New South Wales and hoping to start a family. But their bright hopes for the future are clouded with trouble. As they try unsuccessfully to have a baby, Hannah suffers from guilt over her past. Now this haunts her and her relationship with John--she's never told her husband about this chapter of her life.
Full of the kind of emotional longings romance readers crave, Longings of the Heart is the heart-rending second book in the Sydney Cove series. Established and new Leon fans alike will finish this story wanting more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441201935
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Sydney Cove , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
114,303
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of more than ten historical fiction novels. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Glide, Oregon.
Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of many historical romance novels, including Touching the Clouds and Wings of Promise. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon.

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Longings of the Heart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hard to put down had to find out what happened.never heard of this author but got the first one free and had to buy the rest .but glad i did.
ScarlettOHaraButler More than 1 year ago
Bonnie Leon weaves another wonderful tale in her 2nd book in this series. I am so impressed by the way she coninues to keep you guessing about what is going to happen next. The story also reminds us how we should deal with all our problems one day at a time and by by putting our faith in God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot wait to begin the last book in this series. The author brings the time period to life with all the harshnes and despair without graphic detail. This author will make you feel goid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bonnie Leon, another great book. I have found another great author. She is up there with Francine Rivers, my #1 author!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Highly enjoyed it. I'm sure you would, too. Great auther and book series. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very absorbing! A little slower then the first book, but I still couldn't put it down.
MeKCurtiss More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed these books and highly recommend them as great reading material. It is sad to know what basically innocent people had to go through because of a corrupt society. Very heartwarming and informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a satisfying sequel to its original. Often when you're thrown into new and scary situations you have a fight or flight reaction. That is what Hannah faced in this novel as her past was rearing its ugly head. Battling the demons of her past and having a future that did not turn out as she anticipated is what she faced in this book. It was a necessary addition and gave a real look at lots of challenges that people even to this day face. However, it did feel as though the story ended rather abruptly, it was like "peak conflict resolved" then it just ended.
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MegKMK More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this second book of the Sydney Cove series and I hope to read No. 3 soon.
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Wonderful
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akcharity More than 1 year ago
Really great book, love the style of Bonnie's writing.
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MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
The first book, To Love Anew, made my favorite books list the year it released. This continuation of the Sydney Cove Series is amazing, too. Issues in this book, while presented in a historical setting, are things that people deal with today and apply to contemporary families. Things such as infertility, guilt, misplaced anger, jealousy, fear, and issues related to trust. The author applies just enough pressure and angst into the lives of her characters to keep you reading until you close the book. Her emotional scenes are moving and her conflict is realistic. I loved the marital tension, especially the romantic parts in the beginning. John is a dreamy husband, yet he is all man. I did get mad at him a few times, but c'est la vie. The setting was also well done. I sweated right along with the characters and itched when they were bit by those stinking bugs, too. Overall I adored this story, and in particular I enjoyed how the story ended. I almost felt like giving a standing ovation to those brave souls. That scene was soooo well done. Then I got a sneak peek at the content in the third book and the conflict presented and I was like....WHAT!!! Now I have to read it and find out how John deals with the mess he finds himself in. Just when you think all is well down under...sigh. If only these characters didn't seem so real to me, then maybe it wouldn't BUG me so much that they find themselves in another seemingly impossible situation that only God can help them out of!