A Hearth in Candlewood (Candlewood Trilogy Book #1)

A Hearth in Candlewood (Candlewood Trilogy Book #1)

by Delia Parr
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A Hearth in Candlewood (Candlewood Trilogy Book #1) by Delia Parr

The engaging village of Candlewood in 1840s New York provides a glimpse into the past that will inspire and uplift today's readers. Fifty-one-year-old Emma Garrett runs Hill House, a boardinghouse on a hill at the edge of town. Emma ministers to her guests, both the transient and those who call Hill House home. Gifted with an uncanny ability to see the unique strengths of her guests, Emma serves and challenges them with homespun wisdom and absolute faith in God. When eighty-year-old Widow Leonard shows up at Hill House to escape a heated land dispute between her two sons, Emma welcomes her and tries to help her heal the family feud. But tragedy soon hits closer to home when Emma's very ownership of Hill House is called into question!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441208446
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Series: Candlewood Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 40,042
File size: 430 KB

About the Author

DELIA PARR is the author of nine historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. The mother of three grown children, she is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. She lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Delia Parr is the author of seventeen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including The Midwife's Tale, Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a longtime high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida's sunny west coast. In between visits to her grandchildren in several different states, she spends her time writing and volunteering alongside other women who share a bond of sisterhood as sisters of faith.

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Hearth in Candlewood 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in the days when it was not proper for women to run their own business. Good story and of course a happy ending, which we all need to read, at least in every 2 or 3 books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A relaxing, enjoyable read. Interesting personalities featuring a widow with business sense, a handicapped, retired preacher, two feisty elderly ladies, and twin middle aged ladies who defy the conventions of the times. Supporting characters include a bad guy, an attorney, a feuding family, and several others - all well-rounded and interesting. It is fun getting to know them and following their problems and antics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a very slow paced read with no major ups and downs, this is your book. It does have a calming aspect along with some nice word pictures. It's just a very quiet read.
mellis More than 1 year ago
It was a quiet calm read. Good for people who do not want a lot of adventure in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters in this book and their trials and triumphs. It was nice to learn a little about the canals and how they impacted the towns where they were located.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delia Parr has become one of my favorite authors. The characters are bonded to my heart. I've read all three books and hope another will be added. I see that Emma is at a point in her life that opens another door to explore. I highly recommend these easy going and satisfying stories.
ann55 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cute touching story
4xgranny More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much. It was well written and the main character was a more mature woman that I could identify with well. It is great to find a book that isn't about werewolves or has a black magic theme.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1841 Candlewood, New York, fiftyish widow Emma Garrett owns and operates Hill House boardinghouse. Her reason for living is tending to the needs of her guests including what she perceives is their spiritual and emotional requirements. Grandmotherly octogenarian widow Frances Leonard flees to Hill House from her nearby residence to escape the loving machinations of her sons. Emma takes Widow Leonard in angering her children James and Andrew, who are already fighting with one another. Now Emma is in the middle of a family feud that could turn ugly at the same time attorney Zachary Breckenwith informs her she does not own Hill House in spite ¿buying¿ it four years ago from an executor. --- A HEARTH IN CANDLEWOOD is a solid small town Americana tale that provides insight into living near the Erie Canal when that was one of the transportation methods available in the mid nineteenth century. The story line contains two major subplots competing for the lead with the connections between them being the heroine and odious businessman Langhorne however neither takes the lead so the audience can be left a bit confused as spins occur to both. Still a strong cast led by Emma and a vivid look back at a boardinghouse in mid nineteenth century upstate new York make for a picturesque historical. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful characters, so descriptive, beautifully written - Delia Parr has become one of my favorite authors after reading this book!
JanMarieIN More than 1 year ago
Very good book - a captivating and uplifting read - enjoyed reading it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It feels more like the middle of an ongoing saga than a story by itself. Too many references to Emma's past without developing those characters or our need to know them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book as far as i read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a nice read. The characters were warm and caring. You could tell it is a continuation of previously created characters, and that the story will continue on in other issues. It definitely made me interested in finding the others in the series. I would recommend this book to people who want just a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story will appeal mostly to women. The setting is an earlier time period than I usually read, howver, I felt it was well done. I don't want to give away the story line so won't go into detail. It is a story of friendship between women, of hard work and survival. It talks about teaching morals to younger women as well as responsibility, which is lacking in our current culture. All in all, a good read. Not a love story/romance. Not a thriller. It is a nice story to curl up with in front of a fire on a cold winter day. I would probably read more by this author. It would probably lend itself to some good discussion in a book club.
Sunnydebds More than 1 year ago
Interesting about town and eric cannel and cannel systems. Good hearted woman, b&b, interesting characters. good read.
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Very good story. Clean and fun reading. Kathy Weekly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as the book was getting somewhat interesting , it ended. I kept looking to see if this was the second book in the series because there was so much reflecting on the main character's part on events past. Good characters but the story was dull and there is no resolution.
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