Book Review: Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham

From the back of the book:

As Norah King surveys her family land in Iowa in 1880, she is acutely aware that it is all she has left, and she will do everything in her power to save it–even if that means marrying a man she hardly knows. Days before her wedding, Norah discovers an injured man on her property. Her sense of duty compels her to take him in and nurse him back to health. Little does she realize just how much this act of kindness will complicate her life and threaten the future she’s planned. Norah’s care does more than aid Quincy Barnes’s recovery–it awakens his heart to possibilities. Penniless and homeless, he knows the most honorable thing he can do is head on down the road and leave Norah to marry her intended. But walking away from the first person to believe in him proves much harder than he imagined.

Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham is a charming tale of overcoming challenging circumstances with grace, mercy, and love being extended to you. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and was continually surprised when my assumptions of where the story was leading were incorrect! I grew to love the characters and especially loved the theme of helping people generously without expectations. Rachel Fordham has a way of transporting you through her writing and I felt as though I were right there with the characters.

If you’re looking for an escape to a different time and place or looking for a story of redemption, this is the book for you.

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