A Hearth in Candlewood


What a beautiful story. There is something to be said for authors who use their imaginations for good rather than evil. With so many dark books on the market filled with murder and mayhem, finding a great book where the bonds of friendship and family ties are the center of the novel has gotten increasingly hard. Don’t get me wrong, I like action and adventure in my books as much as the next person, but when I want to settle down for the day and enjoy a cup of tea next to the fireplace, it is this type of book that calls to me.

This engaging book is set in 1841 and is about a woman who operates a boarding house. I will not give away too much of the story as I would hate to ruin it for prospective readers, but there are so many layers to this story and so much to love about the characters that I found it impossible to put down.

This book has no foul language or anything offensive and would be perfect for an afternoon of Christian reading. What I found most captivating about this book were the author’s descriptions of Hill House and the property that surrounds it. You can imagine sitting on that porch watching the sun fade into moonlight with Emma and her guests. I loved the romantic feel of this book. I felt like I was transported back to a time when life was not as complicated as it is now; a time when people worried only over things they needed to.

I truly would like to thank Delia Parr for this amazing escape from reality and will be certain to check out her other books.


Published by: Ionia Froment

Blogger, reviewer, theology/philosophy major. I'm a mother and a writer and a supporter of free speech and freedom in general. My favourite author is Albert Camus, and I listen to a bit of everything. I've been too busy (LAZY) to blog in the last few years, but I'm giving it another shot.

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