Longing for Home, Book 2: Hope Springs: A Proper Romance

Longing for Home, Book 2: Hope Springs: A Proper Romance

by Sarah M. Eden

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Katie Macauley gave up her lifelong dream of returning to Ireland in order to make a home for herself in Hope Springs, Wyoming, but her future has never been so uncertain.

Katie’s heart still remains sharply divided between playful Tavish and steady Joseph, though she feels ill-prepared to make a decision. Furthermore, the town is more divided than ever with both the Irish and the Reds stealing property, burning buildings, and endangering lives. In the midst of the growing unrest, tem­peratures drop quickly, too quickly, and Irish nightmares of famine and cold resurface as the little Wyoming town struggles to beat the harsh winter.

Katie makes one sacrifice after another to keep the peace and help see her loved ones through the difficult days ahead, but will her efforts be enough? Can the town make amends before their hatred consumes them all? And will Katie find the love she has been searching for as well as a home to call her own?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629730691
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 02/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 135,217
File size: 884 KB

About the Author

Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been an Austen addict ever since. Fascinated by the English Regency era, Eden became a regular in that section of the reference department at her local library, where she painstakingly researched this extraordinary chapter in history. Eden is an award-winning author of short stories and was a Whitney Award finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Visit her at sarahmeden.com.

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Longing for Home, Book 2: Hope Springs: A Proper Romance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should really have been one whole book with the original Hope Springs - just split into volumes as befits an epic story. The first book was disappointing because there was so much turmoil, but this one, though it had lots of tragedy too, was full of hope and love. I read it all in one sitting, while the first was spread out over months. Really good, highly recommend - my mind expanded on multiple levels. Sweet, clean romance with perfect depth and perfection of love. Excited to see what happens next, especially with Finbar and Emma.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
Book 1 in the series almost ripped my heart out, with all of the heartbreak and the love triangle because really...what's not to love about either guy? If one of them was a jerk, it would be an easy choice to see one of them go. Needless to say, it ended on a note that left me hanging and wanting more. I finally had a chance to sit down and read this one and wow--I was once again blown away by the amazing way that Eden is able draw a reader right into the heart of the story. It doesn't hurt that my name is the same as the main character and that I used to play the violin, but hey, I really felt the joys and struggles of this town, which is divided by prejudice. I have to say it--doesn't Hope Springs have any law enforcement? Where are the Sheriffs of Savage Wells when you need them (bad joke in reference to one of the author's other novels)? The way the tempers, anger, and hatred escalates is alarming, especially when bad things start to happen that really shouldn't. WHY can't people realize that human beings aren't that different from one another and race or origin shouldn't matter?! I guess I got a little emotionally worked up over this novel, but that's the sign of a true, gifted author. The characters are great. Katie is so strong and resourceful and willing to sacrifice herself for the common good, which really makes everyone adore and love her, including the reader. Although she seemingly made her choice in Book 1, neither man will give up until it's over and they're both fantastic. I loved the nuances of all of the relationships, both good and bad, and enjoyed watching the effects and results of difficult events. This is a book worth reading. Content: mild romance; mild violence and moments of peril; harsh words/name calling, but no swearing; very mild references to religion. *I received a copy through Netgalley, which didn't influence my opinion. All thoughts are my own.*
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Longing for Home series.  It is part of the Proper Romance line from Shadow Mountain Publishing which also included Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. The story continues from the first book as Katie adjusts to the idea of staying in Hope Springs instead of returning to Ireland.  I like seeing Katie's relationships with the town grow.  I like seeing her be able to bridge some gaps that no one else is able to bridge, at her own expense.  She is truly a remarkable woman. The romance in the book continues.  I like seeing how Katie discovers what is important to her and how that influences her relationships with the 2 men vying for her love.   This is an emotional book.  I don't often read books that make me cry.  I admit that I read to escape and I like "happy" books.  I cry when I read this book.  There is long standing conflict between the two areas of town.  There are wounds that are extremely difficult to heal.  Reading these aspects of the book are rewarding and at the same time make me cry.  Luckily, Sarah M. Eden gives us hope in Hope Springs.   Warnings: Conflict and injury between the town factions.  Nothing graphic. I would let my 16 year old read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emotional and sweet, this sequel did not disappoint. Again, I was pleased by the unpredictable nature of this series. I hope that Eden adds to the series, she has certainly set it up for at least two more books with two of the characters' stories begging to be told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book but loved this one so much more! So many emotions played out in this story that will have you rooting for all your favorite characters and maybe a few unexpected ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first book, Longing For Home. This book was a great conclusion to the series. However, I felt like one of the characters, my favorite character from the first book, acted way off. How they talked and Katie's perception of them changed dramactically for almost no reason and this changed the outcome of how I thought and wanted the series would end. This prevented me from totally loving the book. That said, Hope Springs nicely tied up the series and guaranteed Katie a happy ending.