About the Book
In the spring of 1817, Alcy Callen and her father visit a step-uncle they have long presumed dead; but instead of enjoying a loving reunion, they are plunged into treachery and deceit. Nothing is as they expected and little is what it seems. Even the man who helps her escape is not the reliable suitor he appears. Alcy is caught between gratitude and fear, unable to avoid her rescuer's attentions or understand the responses they stir. Neither can she tell what sort of man he is or what he intends to do with her in the strange place they are going. Will he keep her for himself or will he sell her to the highest bidder? Of one person only is she certain, but will he come for her before it is too late?
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About the Author
Sydney Tooman Betts and her protagonist-husband currently reside near the extensive cavern system that inspired the setting for several early chapters of this book.
While single, Ms. Betts (B.S. Bible/Missiology, M.Ed) was involved in a variety of cross-cultural adventures in North and Central America. After marrying, she and her husband lived in Europe and the Middle East where he served in various mission-support capacities. Her teaching experiences span preschool to guest lecturing at the graduate level and serving as the Sunday School Superintendent, Children’s Church Director, or Women’s Ministries facilitator in several evangelical denominations.
Before penning her first novel, A River too Deep, she ghost-wrote several stories for an adult literacy program.
Sydney Tooman Betts has written a fabulous historical romance that fans of this genre will thoroughly enjoy. With rich and beautiful historic details, Bets brings to life the time of the story, 1817, to life magnificently. Although the first chapters start out a little slow. Readers easily become attached to the characters and the story, continuing to read to find out what will happen next. Will the romance of the story go the way a reader expects or will it take a turn? The characters in this book have a strong relationship with God and try to follow His way. This has a strong Christian focus, as well as a delightful romance, and interesting and detailed and researched history. Readers will not want to miss this sometimes intense, but pleasant read.
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Stonebridge Publications
Publication date: October 7, 2013
Number of pages: 272
A copy of this book was purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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