About the Book
The quiet village of Llanwddyn has long been a safe haven for Gwen, a young Welsh country girl whose life has been fraught with tragedy. Following the untimely death of her parents, it was her aunt's home in Llanwddyn that provided Gwen and her brother a refuge from their grief. Now, with the unwelcome news that the village is to be razed in the name of progress, an inescapable wave of change has begun.
When her brother departs to follow his dream of sailing the high seas, Gwen is left alone to navigate the shifting world around her. She soon finds herself relying on the support of her brother's best friend, Lewis, a gentle blacksmith whose kindness stirs her heart. Resigned to the fact that Lewis may never see her as more than a child, Gwen is soon swept off her feet by Thomas, a prosperous young Englishman. Torn between two men and two very different paths, Gwen has little time to determine what course her heart will follow. With time running out for her beautiful valley, will love come too late?
About the Author
Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up on the island of Anglesey off the north coast of Wales. She left Wales to attend Brigham Young University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Traveling has given Sian a deep appreciation for a world full of diverse cultures. Through her writing, she introduces her readers to some of the places she has come to love— especially her Welsh homeland.
Sian is the author of several LDS novels and children’s books. She has also written articles for the New Era, Ensign, andLiahona magazines. She and her husband, Kent, currently reside in Rexburg, Idaho. They are the parents of five children and the grandparents of two beautiful little girls and one handsome little boy.
One Last Spring, Siân Ann Bessey’s latest release, will grip the heart strings of readers from page one. With its captivating story, with the back drop of a Welsh community, and its deep and richly developed characters, readers will immediately fall in love with this touching and inspiring novel. Readers easily relate to the joys, pains, and hardships of the characters, as well as will be amazed by the rich relationships between them as the beautiful story progresses. This story is not one readers will easily forget, but rather keep it in their heart, and gain a desire to learn of their own heritage. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy touching and inspirational novels.
Genre: historical fiction; Welsh; LDS
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: November 2, 2015
Number of pages: 280
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications.
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