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North Star
     

North Star

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by Amanda Harte, Debra Dier
 

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ISBN-13:
9780843947649
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.98(d)

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North Star 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want history and romance, this is for you!!!! The detail and research that goes into one of Amanda Harte's novels is amazing. A painless history lesson that allows you to envision the time and the place! If you liked Midnight Sun, you'll also enjoy North Star.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1853 Buffalo, a desperate widow Beth Simmons walks miles carrying her three-year-old child Dora in order for her daughter to meet the cold and aloof Dr. Andrew Muller. The physician has the reputation as the best medical doctor in the state when it comes to hearing problems. Beth will do anything for Dora, including giving away her body, as she expects that will be the price for help from this member of the male species.

Andrew wants nothing to do with this impoverished female even if he finds her so attractive. He believes he can resist her lure, especially since she obviously distrusts men. However, looking at the child is haunting as she peers at her savior with affection while silently pleading for his assistance. As Beth and Andrew fall in love with one another, neither one seem ready to take the next step (that of trust) to cement their relationship except for a tiny catalyst that serves as a matchmaker.

NORTH STAR is an excellent historical romance that centers on the impact of physical and mental abuses even after the tormentor is gone. The lead couple is an enchanting duo struggling between love and demons that trouble their mind every waking minute. Dora is a delightful character who augments the tale with her simple presence that compels the two adults and the audience to want to hug her. Defusing the gravity of the story line with well placed humor, Amanda Harte provides sub-genre fans with a heart-wrenching love story tied to a social issue that still remains a major problem today.

Harriet Klausner