Cottonwood, Iowa1875“Magdelina Taylor, how could you break your mother’s heart so?”Out from under her domineering mother and into an apartment above her workplace, Maggie Taylor finally blossoms into the woman she feels God wants her to be. She revels in her independence and doesn't want any sort of entanglement with a man.Forced by his father to leave England, Sinjon LyttCottonwood, Iowa1875“Magdelina Taylor, how could you break your mother’s heart so?”Out from under her domineering mother and into an apartment above her workplace, Maggie Taylor finally blossoms into the woman she feels God wants her to be. She revels in her independence and doesn't want any sort of entanglement with a man.Forced by his father to leave England, Sinjon Lytton arrives in Cottonwood only to find he’s to work as a stable hand. The only good thing about the town is the beautiful woman with the golden hair he meets the first day.Maggie doesn't feel any delight about the man who seems so happy to be hired as her driver. She denies the tingling the touch his hand brings her, too busy dealing with living on her own to admit her growing attraction to Sinjon.Maggie’s mother would love nothing more than to see them married. Maggie worries if their faiths are too different to get what her hearts desires. Sinjon wants what Sinjon wants and nothing is going to stand in his way. When all options seem wrong, can they learn to trust God and see that he will make a way? Even when it seems impossible?...
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Lord's Love Reviews
Lord’s Love by Sophie Dawson is the second book in the Cottonwood series and deals with the romance between Maggie and the new man in town. Lord St. John Lytton arrives in Cottonwood, Iowa, from England in 1875. Because of his enormous amount of debts and his lack of even trying to pay them, his father gives St. John the choice of going to America or debtor’s prison. When St. John, nicknamed Sinjon, arrived in Cottonwood he was so obnoxious that no one wanted anything to do with him. He felt that since he was of the British aristocracy that he was above everyone in the town. His father sent him to live and work for a former servant. To say that working for a former servant galled Sinjon is putting it mildly. And the job he was given was working in the livery where his main job was to muck out the stalls. Fortunately, pretty soon Sinjon realized that people are all the same and he was no better than anyone else and when he came down off his high horse he began to make friends. Magdelina Taylor, who preferred to be called Maggie, finally got up enough nerve to get a job working for the community newspaper. When her boss got married and moved out of the apartment above the newspaper office, he offered the apartment to Maggie and she quickly accepted his offer. Her mother was mortified that her daughter would stoop so low as to take a job and then to move out of a beautiful home to a small apartment. Maggie’s mother refused to let her learn any skills that would help her in keeping a home but fortunately, several of Maggie’s friends helped her to learn what she needed to know.Sinjon is smitten with Maggie the first time he sees her but she is enjoying the freedom from her domineering mother too much to even think about a relationship with a man. Most of the story deals with their relationship and all the obstacles that both must overcome. Maggie is a Christian and lives her beliefs and Sinjon thinks he is a Christian just because he has gone to church his entire life. When Sinjon proposes to Maggie will she accept or decline? And will the story have a happy ending or will there be sadness? I will say no more for do not want to spoil the ending.All elements of the story were very well developed and again the characters in Cottonwood, Iowa, came to life on the pages of the book. At the beginning of the book, Sinjon was extremely unlikeable but the author developed his character so well that he became a most likeable young man and was accepted by the people of the town. All the characters were great but Maggie became an exceptional young woman with a knack for work, an independent spirit, and a new approach to life that was filled with joy. There was some suspense in the story when Maggie was injured and was unconscious for quite a while. The author did a wonderful job of writing the discussion between Sinjon and Peter, the pastor of the community church. I like that God and his love are a very important part of the book. Now I am looking forward to reading the third book in the series. Maybe the author will even write a fourth and even a fifth.I highly recommend this second book in the Cottonwood series for it is just as good as the first book. It continues the lives of characters introduced in the first book with lots of romance. And important to me is that the author has a God centered message in this second book also.A big thank you to the author, Sophie Dawson, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
The absurdity of an aristocrat's working in an Iowa stable tickled my funny bone, and made for quite a tale. I enjoyed this book, although (along with most of the people Sinjon, the male protagonist, first encountered in Cottonwood) I really disliked the arrogant lordling for the first part of the book. However, he responded to instruction and to life lessons, and became a much more likable character as the story progressed. However, the strength of the story lies in Maggie, the female protagonist, whose independent spirit and lack of snobbery made her congenial to get to know, while her joyful approach to her new life brought the story to life.I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed here are solely my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with federal law.
The choice St John Lytton's father gives him seems like a lose-lose situation. Even when he thinks he's found an easy path with old acquaintances, he learns his father's got a deeper plan. Culture shock doesn't stop him from trying to have a little fun. But that's when he begins to understand the seriousness of his situation. Will he risk losing his livelihood, home and heritage? And is it possible he still doesn't understand what his father really wants from him? Could it be the beautiful girl he first pursued for fun is trying to teach him the same lesson? And if he doesn't get it this time, will anything he's planned or tried to accomplish really matter?
Wonderful BookThis book was an outstanding read! I laughed so hard! I loved how the author explained the gospel. It was also great to remind us as Christian not to hold people above the Lord Jesus! Great job Sophie!
God knows how to strip us of selfPride comes before a fall...God knows how to bring us to our lowest form when we don't recognize he has to be sovereign in our lives. He did that to Sinjihn, by making Maggie reject his proposal, having his father ship him off to America, but even more so he became a stable boy....from an Aristocrat Lord to a manure, cleaning stable boy...how much lower can he get??
Excellent! This is the second book I have read by Sophie Dawson. This is Christian Historical Romantic Fiction at its best. I enjoy her descriptive writing and character development. Little 4-year-old Janie is precious; and, I laughed out loud at Beulah Taylor’s “illness.” The young English man thrust into the American Midwest is very well done and, of course, there is a happily ever after ending. I am looking forward to more books by Sophie Dawson.
I listened to the audio version of this book! I was not fond of the narrator's acting of the men characters, especially Saint John, but I LOVED the story and the strong Christian themes of grace and salvation! Wonderful book and series!
This was a book I had trouble putting down. I had to force myself to stop so I could get things done. I love Sophie's way of writing. She really pulls me into the story and I feel like I'm walking right beside the characters.Now I have two very favorite authors and the fact that they're friends of each other helps too.I highly recommend this series by Sophie Dawson.