Ariah and Bartholomew are characters who come to life on the pages. Hester does, too, but I really just wanted to wring her neck! Ms. Raddon's gifted writing weaves a poignant web of angst and emotion as well as paints vivid pictures of the seaside setting. Lovely, lovely storytelling. I will definitely read more of Ms. Raddon's stories. I'm sorry to see Forever Mine is out of print.
A mail order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott had traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man...only to lose her heart to another. What would become of her now? Ever since her father had died at the hands of vengeful relative, Ariah's life had been shadowed by dark secrets. And now her forbidden desire for Bartholomew Noon filled her with uncertainty and a secret longing that could never be fulfilled.
From the moment Bartholomew saw Ariah standing alone in the Portland Station, the keeper of the Cape Meares Light was lost. Hopelessly in love with this angelic beauty who was fated to live beside him at the isolated lighthouse as another man's wife, Bartholomew never dreamed that destiny would someday bring them together. Would Ariah truly be the woman he could cherish....forever?
North Western Romance. A mail-order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott had traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man... only to lose her heart to another.