About the Book
As Norah King surveys her family land in Iowa in 1880, she is acutely aware that it is all she has left, and she will do everything in her power to save it–even if that means marrying a man she hardly knows. Days before her wedding, Norah discovers an injured man on her property. Her sense of duty compels her to take him in and nurse him back to health. Little does she realize just how much this act of kindness will complicate her life and threaten the future she’s planned.
Norah’s care does more than aid Quincy Barnes’s recovery–it awakens his heart to possibilities. Penniless and homeless, he knows the most honorable thing he can do is head on down the road and leave Norah to marry her intended. But walking away from the first person to believe in him proves much harder than he imagined.
Rachel Fordham invites you to experience the strength and beauty of love forged in the crucible of hardship in this heartwarming story.
In My Opinion
Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham is a gentle love story that, at first, doesn’t seem like it’s going to go anywhere. But oh, boy, does it.
Norah and Quincy first meet when Quincy is down on his luck. Norah cares for him, and when he leaves that seems like that’s the end of their story. But thank goodness it’s not. Years later, Quincy is the one who comes to Norah’s rescue.
Fordham gives readers a story of loss, forgiveness, finding a new dream, and wanting the best for the person you love. This story doesn’t travel the road of the typical romance, but it’s one that shows real people with real problems who maybe don’t always make the right choices, but who also learn from their mistakes.
There are some sensitive topics that the author handles with a light touch, and the supporting characters are wonderful additions to the story and all there for a purpose.
When I saw the book opened with a quote from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed in what was to come.
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