For nearly a year, Tavish O'Connor has carried the crushing weight of his family's future on his shoulders. He has taken on the care of his youngest brother, Finbarr, who lost his eyesight in a terrible accident. But the lad needs more than Tavish can provide. Finbarr needs hope.
Cecily Attwater specializes in hope. As a tutor to the newly blind, she has dedicated her life to helping others overcome the obstacles she herself has conquered. Her new assignment in a remote corner of Wyoming proves trickier than usual: Finbarr refuses to learn. To make matters worse, his family-and the other Irish townspeople-are less than thrilled to discover an Englishwoman in their haven.
Cecily's only hope lies in securing the cooperation of her pupil's brother Tavish, who happens to be her harshest critic and quite possibly the most frustrating man she's ever known.
For Finbarr's sake, Tavish and Cecily forge an uneasy alliance that, as the weeks pass, tiptoes toward something deeper than either dares admit or face, and toward a future they know to be impossible. There can be no hope of a happy outcome for an Irish man and an English woman amongst a people reeling from violence and centuries of hatred between their two homelands.
Other Books in the Hope Springs Series:
Longing for Home
My Dearest Love
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Beautiful story; one of my favorites. I'm awed by Sarah Eden's mind and skill - so glad I've found her and how prolific her writing is. This series reminded me of L.M. Montgomery and Elizabeth Gaskell. I didn't really enjoy the first book as it was rather unrelievedly sad, but I deeply enjoyed the second and was completely enthralled by this one. Still a dramatic hero but balanced finally as the rest of his person was revealed and growth gained. I really look forward to the eventual story of Finnbar and Emma. In the meantime, I'll devour Ian and Biddy's novella.
Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden (5 stars) I've mentioned in my other reviews that I give out 5 star ratings sparingly. That way they still mean something. This book is worth every star. The third in her Hope Springs series and WONDERFUL! Ms. Eden writes a book with characters that we care about and situations that feel real. This is a heart-warming story that draws you in and doesn't let you go until the last page (and then you wish it hadn't ended!). Historical romance without all the titles, but with real people struggling with real situations. It helps if you've read the other two books, but they aren't necessary and Ms. Eden reveals the details of the other books without giving a boring run-down at the beginning, but fills you in as you go. Clever. I've read all of Ms. Eden's books. She's well-worth following as an author.
I loved it! This story touched my heart! Love Remains is part of the Longing for Home series that tells the story of the O’Conner family and their community Hope Springs. Cecily Attwater, a partially blind young woman finds herself in Hope Springs as the hired tutor to help Finbarr O’Conner learn to function as a blind person in a seeing world. With a clash of countries, ideas and emotions, Cecily finds this job the hardest one yet. Tavish O’Conner carries around heavy burdens as he struggles to help his family, especially Finbarr. At odds from the beginning, Cecily and Tavish struggle to made sense of their own lives and find hope amid hurting and loss. Author Sarah M. Eden weaves a powerful story full of full of heartache, tragedy, love, forgiveness and acceptance. With authentic characters and heartbreaking plot twists, Love Remains is masterfully written. I received a complimentary copy of Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden for my candid review.