Patterns of Love (Coming to America, Bk 2)
Patterns of Love - Coming to America, Bk 2 Author:Robin Lee Hatcher Swedish immigrant Inga Linberg might not be as beautiful as her flirtatious sisters, but that doesn't meant she doesn't share their romantic ideas. When Dirk Bridger, a handsome but beleaguered Iowa farmer, approaches her minister father for help in caring for his orphaned nieces and ailing mother, Inga immediately volunteers. — Inga goes... more » to live at the Bridger farm as a housekeeper and finds that all is in disarray. Gradually, with patience and understanding, she begins to smooth the family's rough edges. As Inga falls in love with Dirk's little nieces, she is helplessly drawn to their bitter uncle,too. If only there was a way to live forever with this charming but lost family. But could she risk her secret dream of being loved by Dirk in return, when she knows that his dream is to leave them all behind?« less
Well I got a big surprise when I was given this book several years back. I had no expectations because I had never read any books by her. It turned out to be a beautifully written love story. If your looking for a "bodice ripper' this is not it. But to read a truly romantic story,one that touches your heart, this is it. I didn't realize it was a part of her series Coming To America till after I read the book. It didn't matter to this book at all, it stands alone just fine.
Book #2 in the Coming to America series. Inga Linberg has come from Sweden with her family and expected to be her father's assistant for the rest of her life. Life took an unexpected turn when she became a housekeeper to the Bridger family. She felt like she had asked too much and then was punished for it. I enjoyed the story and the characters.