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The Best of Intentions
by Susan Anne Mason
From the back cover:
She Swore to Protect Her Nephew at Any Cost. But What if That Price is a Chance at Love?
In the aftermath of WWI, Grace Abernathy is determined to reunite her family, crossing an ocean to convince her widowed sister to return home to England. Yet, in Toronto she discovers more tragedy–her nephew Christian in the custody of his paternal relatives, the formidable Easton family, who rejected Grace’s sister because of her low social status.
Unconvinced the Eastons can be fitting caretakers, Grace uses an assumed name to secure the position of Christian’s nanny and moves into the Easton estate. There she can observe the family up close, while ensuring Christian’s well-being. In the course of her new role, she is shocked to find herself falling in love with Andrew Easton, the boy’s guardian. Unfortunately, Andrew is promised to a spoiled socialite who is sure to make a terrible stepmother for Christian. Will Grace be able to protect her nephew . . . and her heart?
About the author:
Susan lives in a suburb near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she works part-time as a church secretary. She is a wife and the mother of two amazing kids, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In addition to writing, she likes to scrapbook and to research her family history on-line. You can connect with her on Facebook or on her website www.susanannemason.net.
Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we blow it. Sometimes the consequences are severe. And sometimes they are comical!
Grace and Andrew are each determined to do what’s right, even if that means sacrificing their own dreams or happiness. Unfortunately, those good intentions keep them from seeing things clearly.
I love that the characters in The Best of Intentions are not completely good or completely bad. They are realistic individuals I’d love to meet in real life. Their struggles are relatable as they navigate the stresses thrown at them.
It’s always fun to experience a new area in a book, too, and I enjoyed picturing Toronto during and just after the Great War.
Social and family expectations play a significant role in the story, but there is a great balance between the serious and the fun. If you enjoy well-written historical fiction, I would definitely recommend The Best of Intentions!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)