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A Wild Yearning
A Wild Yearning
Author: Penelope Williamson
Trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Boston, young Delia McQuaid dreamed of becoming a lady. Answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride, she headed north toward a remote Maine settlement, an uncertain destiny and a wedding with a stranger. — But Ty Savitch was leading her up-country. A handsome doctor raised by Indians, he possesse...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440217312
ISBN-10: 0440217318
Publication Date: 9/1/1994
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Really good in parts, but some some of it is just so eye-rollingly contrived, to the point of being almost absurd. It very much reminds me of a Pamela Clare American Colonial period historical; there are a LOT of similarities. Internal conficts this dumb though, I can't say that Clare is prone to writing. The hero is taking the heroine to a settlement where he lives & is the doctor, and the catch is, it's so she can marry some other guy she hasn't met yet. They mess around on the way there (of course) & fall in love, but he won't admit it - is resistant to it or whatever - and then she actually marries the other guy, and the hero stands by & watches her do it. Argh. They don't consummate the marriage or anything, but you still have that problem to deal with, and while you'd think or hope that Williamson would come up with a resolution to the problem that's beyond the obvious easy way out, nope, she doesn't; she just takes forever to get around to it. More than once actually, but I can't get specific about that without posting a spoiler:P It's not an awful book though. There was a lot of it that I thoroughly enjoyed, and the love scenes are positively scorching & plentiful. It's not one I'll forget by next week, but it could have been much, much better. In terms of quality, not at all up to what I've come to expect from this author.
Grade: C+
Sensuality Rating: R
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Very good book. It has it all - abuse, poverty, indians, children, etc...
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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This is a great book. I have one on my keeper shelf.
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Although it took a rather long time for Ty to figure out his heart, his love turned out strong and true. This was a lovely, romantic tale with rich Native American/early Maine settlers history. Delia was a very lively and strong heroine who knew her heart almost from the very beginning. She was a good match for Ty; but because he resisted her so hard and so long, they ended up in a pickle of a situation. Ty was a conflicted hero, not knowing in which world he belonged. Both grew up with overwhelming hardships but because of it, they were able to cope with, and survive, the difficult situations they faced.

A Wild Yearning was appropriately titled. Emotions poured through the pages and had my heart engaged throughout its entirety. Highly recommended. 4 stars.