- File Size: 297 KB
- Print Length: 77 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lyn Cote (January 11, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 11, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00870NWGE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
For Sophia's Heart (Northwoods Past Book 1) Kindle Edition
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You don't want to miss this wonderful story. From beginning to end it touches the frailty and fragileness of man. It is wartime and poverty dividing the haves from the have-nots. The story opens with two people on a train; strangers who help each other. I am a book-in-hand person, so to read this in eBook form was a stretch for me. I am so glad I did! It was riveting. I was right there alongside them as their story unveiled. It is beautiful. One thing that stuck out to me was our apprehension to be known when we are uncertain of the actions of another. The sad part is that by holding back, so does the other person, not wanting to offend or be offended. What do we set aside because of vain imaginations; what have we lost because we haven't been ourselves, true to our heart? I am not saying, carrying my heart on my sleeve, but rather true to who we are. Being a lighthouse for others to see by. So good. I loved this Novella and would love to see it rewritten to include a future and a hope in greater detail and longevity! Very excellent.
This is a Historical Fiction story based on the remembrance of an ancestor. This story fits in any generation ~*~ generosity ~*~ of ourselves.
I fell in love with the main characters Sophia and Gannon. Both of them are very likeable and compassionate individuals. Gannon is a true gentleman, and Sophia, a very respectable lady. I loved the dialogue and the way the author made the story come to life with her extremely well-written descriptions of the scenery and the characters' inner emotions and body language.
I would liked to have gotten to know the characters better and for the story to have been longer--but then, it is a novella. I was just enjoying it so much that it ended much too soon for me. I think a good story (whether long or short) always leaves you wanting more, and this was definitely one of those stories.
I cannot wait to read more of Ms. Cote's books. If you enjoy reading clean, inspirational romance, I think you'll love this story as much as I did! If you don't believe me, give it a try. :)
This is a story of two people on a train to Chicago, each heading to a new start in life in 1898.
Sophia Schiffler is the daughter of a poor immigrant from Ljubljana. Going to Chicago to start a new life. To marry a man she'll be meeting for the first time. Not a love match but it will be one less person for her father to support with his farm job in Wisconsin. She meets a handsome young man on the train who refuses to let her meet her intended alone. When one incident leads to another....she ends up in a marriage of convenience for her own protection. Who could have known the doors that one act of kindness would open up for her, little Sophia?
Gannon Moore is going from a university student to being a soldier. He feels pulled to help the young immigrant woman and later sees that it must have been God that put them on that train together....at that time. The letters he receives from Sophia while in the army and memories he has of her from their two short days together help him through the worst of times. As she is a stranger in America he soon feels the same way in Cuba, being in a strange land with a language he don't understand.
This is just a short novella but so packed full. The author does such a great job of bringing the characters to life along with their emotions. I could imagine Gannon fighting off the mosquitoes in Florida and fighting the battle in Cuba. The reality of Sophia having to rely on someone else to read and write letters for her until she could learn the language enough to do it herself. And the struggles each of them faced hoping and praying the other was safe. I really enjoyed it.
Sophia is an immigrant girl who is on her way to Chicago to marry a man she's never met. Gannon is also on his way to Chicago to tie up a few loose ends before he leaves for Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American war. Gannon notices Sophia on the train, and is impressed by her kindness towards a group of weary travelers. Gannon and Sophia eventually begin to talk to each other and through an unusual set of circumstances they end up married to each other.
I really enjoyed this novella because it wasn't a love-at-first sight kind of thing. Love sneaks up on Gannon and Sophia, much like it does for many of us. Sophia was a character I came to love quickly . . . such a sweet, kind, gentle soul. And Gannon was no less a fine young man. I loved how both Sophia and Gannon drew strength from their relationship with God and learned and became better people. Characters that grow instead of staying stagnant are my favourites.
I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading more of Lyn's work!