The secret admirer Romance Collection Can Concealed Love Be Revealed in 9 Historical Novellas? by Amanda Barratt, Lorraine Beatty, Molly Noble Bull, Anita Mae Draper, CJ Dunham, Jennifer Uhlarik, Becca Whitham, Kathleen Y'Barbo, Penny Zeller is a book published by Barbour this May 1 and a treasure of old romanticism and at the same time great love-stories with courageous women and strong feelings!
The stories are all beautiful.
I loved the most was the one of Miss Emilia Davis and Ava. Ava was the fiancee of this girl but he died. He died during the Secession War but although he died during the war, Emilia every few days went at the local post office of her town and sent a letter to him. This one was their favorite way of communication. But the day the war of Secession ended up she receives a last letter from Ava apparently written on June 2 1864 the day Ava lost his life. Emilia devastated from this news.
Emilia lost everyone during the war: his parents, siblings, the same man he loved the most. And now she should give also away Downy Lane the estate where she was living and working in.
She doesn't know what to do, but then she goes at a meeting and she understand that there is the possibility of buying a store in Kansas.
Emilia think that she doesn't lose anything or anyone behind and she can buying this store. But there will be other problems....Bureaucracy.
The tale will follow the historical days of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln with all the turmoil that this unwanted news brought with it.
She decides to adopt a kid. She needed a company someone to grow up waiting for a final stabilization although once arrived to Manhattan, Kansas, she discovers that the papers she signed were "fraudulent" in most parts, that she didn't have anything in that store.
Slowly slowly thanks to some local "guardian angels" Emilia will sort out the problems, bringing her also back some memories from the past.
But problems are not yet finished, because someone thought that well Emilia maybe had an illegitimate son comparing her at the heroine by Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter.
At the same time Emilia started to analyze the two men she was interested in and the differences between them.
But there will be other problems. With the little boy, German. The end is a final confession and the best happy ending you could wish for Emilia and all the protagonists of this short, but absolutely tender, wonderful and strong story.
I suggest to every woman this book. It's relaxing, positive, you will
love these stories and you will be at the same time transported in
The cover of this book is romantic, enchanting.
I thank NetGalley and Barbour for this beautiful book!
Anna Maria Polidori