Mariah's Quest

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Journey back to 1753 Baltimore, where Mariah Harwood is sold as an indentured servant to Colin Barclay. Her handsome new master just may be her ticket to paradise, but Mariah soon has her hands full as Colin plots to seduce her without being trapped into a commitment. Then when Colin is blinded in battle, Mariah must search within for qualities other than beauty to secure a marriage proposal. But how much will she sacrifice to garner true love?

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Overview

Journey back to 1753 Baltimore, where Mariah Harwood is sold as an indentured servant to Colin Barclay. Her handsome new master just may be her ticket to paradise, but Mariah soon has her hands full as Colin plots to seduce her without being trapped into a commitment. Then when Colin is blinded in battle, Mariah must search within for qualities other than beauty to secure a marriage proposal. But how much will she sacrifice to garner true love?

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews

The second book in the Daughters of Harwood House series is well plotted and has engaging characters, which readers will remember long after finishing the story. Laity's and Crawford's styles blend together wonderfully: they have created a beautiful love story set in the 1700s.

— Patsy Glan

Reviews by Jenilee

I was excited to read the second book in the Harwood House Series. I reviewed Rose's Pledge and I fell in love with these three sisters. After reading book 2, I am even more intrigued to find out what happens to the third sister in this series!

I must say that book 2 was even better than book 1. I love that the authors take the time to fill in their stories with historical facts, real people and interesting places. This was an intriguing time in our nation's history and the authors have done a fantastic job of writing solid stories of people (fictional and real) in this era.

I loved Mariah, the main character in the book. She is the middle of the Harwood sisters. I am a middle sister so maybe that is why I liked her so much!

For a history loving girl like me, this book was the perfect blend of romance, history, family, struggle and faith. And, it leaves the door wide open for book 3!

— Jenilee Goodwin

RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glan

The second book in the Daughters of Harwood House series is well plotted and has engaging characters, which readers will remember long after finishing the story. Laity's and Crawford's styles blend together wonderfully: they have created a beautiful love story set in the 1700s.
Reviews by Jenilee - Jenilee Goodwin

I was excited to read the second book in the Harwood House Series. I reviewed Rose's Pledge and I fell in love with these three sisters. After reading book 2, I am even more intrigued to find out what happens to the third sister in this series!

I must say that book 2 was even better than book 1. I love that the authors take the time to fill in their stories with historical facts, real people and interesting places. This was an intriguing time in our nation's history and the authors have done a fantastic job of writing solid stories of people (fictional and real) in this era.

I loved Mariah, the main character in the book. She is the middle of the Harwood sisters. I am a middle sister so maybe that is why I liked her so much!

For a history loving girl like me, this book was the perfect blend of romance, history, family, struggle and faith. And, it leaves the door wide open for book 3!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616265533
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Harwood House
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 988,291
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Dianna Crawford is a California native. She has been published since the early 1990s and writes full-time. Her first inspirational novel was the premier of a six-book series for Tyndale that she coauthored with Sally Laity. Dianna is married and has four daughters and seven grandkids.

Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes her home in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with her husband of fifty years and enjoys being a grandma and great-grandma. 

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

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    Review: "Mariah's Quest" by the two authors..Sally La

    Review:

    "Mariah's Quest" by the two authors..Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford was a beautiful Christan a historical romance. I found "Mariah's Quest" a very well written romance of Mariah...as she grows up..from England she comes to the American colonies...only to be sold and really learns to rely on God. The setting of this novel was a historical setting during the Revolutionary War era. "Mariah's Quest" starts out ..."with Mariah being sold into bond to a handsome young man(Colin) and taken to his families plantation" and this wonderful novel will continue to give the reader a some marvelous dialog read. Be ready for Mariah to becomes a tutorer to Colin's three sisters...Colin then goes on a long trip to sell horses for his family...he goes to England and returns bringing her a engagement ring for Mariah. ... then with war starting up...now, not wanting to tell anymore...I want you to pick up "Mariah Quest" to see what all is happening in this excellent read that will only keep your interest until the very end. The real question will be answered...Will Mariah and Colin finally find a 'authentic love' that will prevail for them? I really enjoyed how these authors entered the history into this novel..."a war with a young George Washington" ..along with plantation owners, slaves...the French and Indian War and also indentured servants. Be ready for plenty of drama, history, suspense and romance in this novel. The characters were all well developed after some time and you will see emotions especially with Mariah, the three sisters and definitely the Ms. Cora Barclay. I am sure you will see the why, what and who during the read.

    "Mariah's Quest" offered a definitely air of a Christian historian romance read that I would definitely recommend as a excellent read. It is my understanding that this novel was a second in a series and I am certainly looking forward to Book 3.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

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    Sally Laity & Dianna Crawford in their new book, “Mari

    Sally Laity & Dianna Crawford in their new book, “Mariah’s Quest”, Book Two in the Daughters Of Harwood House series published by Barbour takes us to Maryland in the turbulent 1753.

    From the back cover: Bound to serve…longing to love.

    Mariah Harwood, one of three indentured sisters, stands on a Baltimore auction block in 1753. The dashing young gentleman who buys her may be her ticket to marriage, wealth and freedom. Once in Colin Barclay’s possession, Mariah grows to realize her pursuit won’t be as easy as she planned.

    Colin Barclay is as charming and rash a Mariah is reckless. He willingly outbids the other men for Mariah’s indenturement papers, but as he claims the grateful beauty, her overbearing sister dampens his anticipation by making him solemnly promise to deliver Mariah untouched to his family’s plantation. Undeterred, Colin welcomes the challenge of seducing Mariah–no strings attached.

    But best-laid plans soon go awry when Colin is wounded in battle. As he faces a world of bitterness, Mariah finds she needs more than charm to win his heart. Can she summon the inner beauty and faith to prove her love?

    It is always amazing to me that one set of parents can produce three children that are very different from each other in terms of temperament and viewpoints. Mariah is not like her two sisters; not in looks, not in her faith and not in her character. Can you imagine selling yourself into servanthood to pay off your father’s debt? Mariah’s sister Rose thought so and the three sisters came from England to America to do so. Rose’s story was told in book one, “Rose’s Pledge”, now it is Mariah’s turn. I like history and “Mariah’s Quest” is loaded with it. There are Plantation owners and slaves, the French And Indian War and indentured servants. One of the themes I enjoyed was can God change our selfish personalities so that we can give ourselves to the needs of others? The answer, of course, is yes but the thrill ride that this story turns out to be has some real surprises before we find out that answer. “Mariah’s Quest” is a great read, filled with drama, romance, history and suspense. I recommend this book highly. I am greatly looking forward to book three in the series.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

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    Mariah’s Quest by Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford Daughter

    Mariah’s Quest by Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford
    Daughters of Harwood House Book Two
    Three young women arrive by ship from Bath, England to the shores of Baltimore, Maryland in 1753. To save their father from debtors prison, the eldest agreed to sell herself as an indentured servant. Her two sisters agreed to come along. Lily because she only knew Rose as her mother figure and Mariah had visions of a wealthy husband. It was agreed they would all be sold together….funny how things don’t turn out as you imagine. The greedy ship captain sells them separately. This is the story of Mariah Harwood.

    Colin Barclay happened past the auction block when the most beautiful woman was being auctioned off, how could he not buy her? And he did. He brings her to his parents plantation and his mother seems pleased until she finds out that the beautiful girl is not a local belle but a bond servant. She is convinced to take Mariah in as a tutoress for his three sisters under the condition that Colin is to stay away from her, she only wants her children marrying well.

    Mariah is on the vain side and not surprised the handsome man has chosen her. She is not strong in the faith like her sisters and for all her outward beauty, Mariah is lacking in inward beauty. Through some tough life lessons and humbling situations will she finally sink low enough to look up to God?

    This was a really good read. You get to ride to war with a young George Washington and deal with slavery. At times it’s an emotional ride between Mariah’s shallowness, Mistress Barclay’s uppityness and the war. But it was all brought together for an ending that had me wiping my eyes while trying to read the last few chapters. Book one in the series is called Rose’s Pledge. As there are three sisters, there will most likely be a third book in the series as well.
    **Received through NetGalley for review.

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    Mariah's Quest

    In Rose's Pledge, book one in the Harwood House trilogy, we already met Mariah Harwood. She's the most beautiful of her sisters Rose and Lilly. Rose was very worried about Mariah being bought by a handsome young man.
    This book starts at the auction and we get to read Mariah's story.

    Mariah is a selfish young woman who came with her sisters to the colonies in hopes to find a wealthy young man to marry. When wealthy Colin Barclay laid eyes upon beautiful Mariah he only wants to buy her because of her beauty. While traveling to his parents plantation he fantasizes about Mariah becoming his mistress.

    Colin's mother is not pleased with his purchase. They have enough servants. She suspects that Colin bought her to become his mistress. So, on Mariah’s first day, Mrs. Barlay makes it clear that she will never agree upon a marriage between Colin and Mariah, even if she gets pregnant. Mariah doesn't want to be Colin's mistress. She only wants to be his wife—that seems very unlikely now.
    Colin really wants Mariah and he's thinking about an opportunity to be alone with her, but that proofs to be almost impossible.

    When Colin has to go on a business trip for a couple of months, he promises Mariah they will get married when he comes back. Mariah can't tell anyone that she's secretly betrothed to Colin. When Colin finally comes home they want to make wedding plans. But then his best friend Tuck comes by with bad news. They have to join the militia and fight against the French. Colin has to leave again and gets injured in battle. Everything changes. Colin and Mariah have to search their hearts if there’s still hope and love for each other.

    This was a nice and easy read. I'm sure lovers of romance will enjoy this book a lot. The book is very different from the first book in this series—where the first book took place in the wilderness, this book takes place on a beautiful plantation.
    I'm looking forward to reading Lilly's story in the last book in this series.

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and was not required to write a positive review.*

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