Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 1
Isolation has become Adelaide Warren's solace. She lives far from civilization, up in the hills of West Virginia, after the end of the Civil War and the death of her husband. When Josiah Hamilton finds his way to her doorstep, nearly frozen to death one stormy winter night, she nurses him back to life.
They form a fast friendship, which soon becomes more. When Josiah professes his love for her, she refutes him. But when tragedy strikes, it’s Josiah who comes to her rescue. Now, Adelaide is forced to confront her love for him which she has both denied and hidden.
A proposal is made. Will she accept him? If she does, what does that mean for her future?
Living with the consequences of the war, Adelaide lives alone in the middle of nowhere, until a blizzard lands Josiah literally on her doorstep. Half frozen and almost dead, she brings him inside to care for him. Both Adelaide and Josiah have suffered devastating, life changing losses and know all too well the harsh tongues of the gossips.
In this well written short story, Ms. Kees has packed two well rounded characters, with a supporting cast of secondary characters, each with their own distinct personalities and quirks. Very much like an onion, each page of this book reveals more about Adelaide and Josiah. From a literally frosty beginning, to its heart thudding fiery conclusion, this is well worth curling up with as the nights draw in.
4 Tea Cups!