And if that title isn’t long enough for you, the full title is My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby’s Prospects. But to tell you the truth, I’ve been shortening it to My Heart Belongs in San Fran. 😉
In My Opinion
You may want to just skip the description of this book as it’s not entirely on point. If there was a “ridiculous scandal,” it was too subtle.
That said this is a predictable, yet sweet, love story. While Abby is so concerned about her parents, she isn’t focused on herself, Sam, Neville, and Cookie are more than willing to look out for Abby’s best interests.
A detour to San Francisco, inflated costs of living, and too many men quickly force Abby to make arrangements for a lengthy stay. Despite her lack of experience (she is traveling with her butler, after all), she accepts a position at the Gold Rush Inn which includes cooking and serving the patrons.
The secondary characters were the highlight of this book for me. From the talented cook who has a Bible verse ready for every situation to Abby’s staunch and stalwart butler and even the rowdy group of miners, there are plenty of opinions to be had (not to mention marriage proposals).
While this wasn’t one of my favorite Janice Thompson readers, it was a likable story. There wasn’t anything special to set it apart from other books out there, but if you’re looking for an easy, enjoyable read with a little sass and some romance, My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California fits the bill.
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About the Book
Journey now to San Francisco, California, of 1853 where…
An English socialite finds more treasure than expected on her trip to the American West.
When Abby Effingham becomes stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, her money depletes quickly even while her prospects for marriage increase daily. But Abby is on a mission to find her mother—not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof?
Samuel Harris runs a moderately priced hotel where Abby and her family’s elderly butler find shelter. He is looking forward to when she—and her parade of suitors—move on, though he concedes to let her work in his restaurant. When the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue or find himself alone?