In 1881, the three Brennan children—Hugh, Felicia, and Diana—are sent West from Chicago. This third book in the Where the Heart Lives series, is Diana's story, the youngest sister adopted from the orphan train at age six. The story begins when she is now twenty-five at the eve of her engagement announcement. She is saved from this scoundrel, when an uninvited guest comes through the door ~ her husband who was to be declared dead the following day.
|Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders charged up Cuba’s San Juan Hill and captured it on July 1, 1898.|
A newspaper headline reported he was missing on the battlefields of Cuba two years previously, his body never found. Tyson Applegate had married her to receive his inheritance. Brook Calhoun wished to marry her for her inheritance.
And where is Diana Applegate in all of this? She originally remained living with Tyson's parents when he left, quite unexpectedly, on the eve of their arrival when she was introduced to them as his wife. Fortunately, his mother welcomed her graciously, as she was "left on their doorstep."
Not a very good reacquaintance. He had heard of the reason for the dinner and has returned to claim her before she did anything foolish. Her? Tyson is going to be running for office and needs his wife by his side for vote-getters. She agrees to move into his newly purchased home, now that she and her mother are unsettled, with the agreement she will stay during his election campaign, but then leave. Tyson wants to show her that he has changed. But where has he been for seven years?
Diana holds up her end of the agreement in accompanying him in political circles, but has a more lax home as she brings in an orphan boy and stray animals that liven up the household. There are additional twists and turns as people from their past enter in. Very well written, standing for truth, the darkness is driven away. The pace of the story is good and results in discoveries neither of them expected. They have both developed stronger character and there are changes in more than their lives. As they realize their true inheritance, they truly are the Beloved.
***Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for sending me a copy of Robin Lee Hatcher's Beloved. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
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