“Blessing” Quaker Brides #2, by Lyn Cote, book review
Widow Blessing Brightman is well respected in Cincinnati and runs an orphanage. She is a “Friend” meaning she is a Quaker. But she is becoming involved in the women’s suffrage movement as well as abolition. Both of these have become quite popular with some folks, but other are not so quick to change.
Gerard Ramsay follows his cousin to Cincinnati from Boston on a whim, but now is beginning to feel at home in the new city. His father is quite displeased and has cut off his allowance, causing Ramsay to find a job. He meets Blessing, who is best friends with his cousin’s fiancé, and because of the family connection, he tolerates her. But she is unlike any women he has ever known, and he is intrigued by her. She has a kind heart and is always helping those less fortunate, even at her own peril.
Will the romance that is hidden in both their hearts be able to bloom?
This is the second in the series about Quaker Brides, and there are a few brief references to the previous book’s characters, but this book stands well alone. I enjoyed reading the book. The characters were well developed and the plot is believable, but not predictable. I will look forward to reading #3.
Disclaimer: I was supplied a copy of this book from the publisher, Tyndale Fiction. All opinions expressed are my own.