Monday, February 3, 2014

Love's Sweet Beginning

Love's Sweet Beginning
Sisters at Heart #3
Ann Shorey
ISBN: 978-0800720728
January 2014/352 pages/$14.99

What will it take for a once-privileged young woman to make her way in the world?

It isn't Cassie Haddon's fault that she has reached the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the War Between the States, she always had servants. Since then, she and her mother have been forced to rely on family to care for them. But now the well of human kindness has run dry--and Cassie must find work to support them.

Unfortunately, leaving the past behind is easier said than done, and Cassie must summon all of her courage and wits to convince local restaurateur and grocer Jacob West that she's exactly what his business needs.

With her signature sweet romance, Ann Shorey weaves a tale of two people from different backgrounds finding common ground and the hope of a bright future together.

Read an excerpt.


Ann Shorey is the author of the At Home in Beldon Grove series, Where Wildflowers Bloom and When the Heart Heals. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon. Learn more at


What a delightful series! I adored Where Wildflowers Bloom (reviewed here), and When the Heart Heals (reviewed here) was equally charming. Love's Sweet Beginning did not disappoint, but don't let the title mislead you into thinking this is a cloying novel full of saccharine moments. In fact, Ann Shorey has created several rather annoying characters (Cassie's mother among them) and daunting situations which challenge Cassie as well as her new employer! For someone who has been pampered and coddled for most of her life, Cassie shows remarkable resilience and fortitude, and she immediately gained my admiration and affection. Although this is the third book in the Sisters at Heart series, it stands alone and is an utterly enjoyable read. Don't miss it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Ann Shorey and Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Ann Shorey said...

Thank you so much for the review, Linda! I'm so glad you enjoyed Cassie's story. Blessings to you! Ann