Beyond All Measure
Left penniless after her father’s death, Ada Wentworth heads to the backwoods of Tennessee to earn her living as an assistant to an elderly woman. Her life in this new place is completely different than the life she was used to in Boston. Ada’s new job brings struggles and duties she was not anticipating; Ada also wasn’t anticipating falling for the nephew of the woman she cares for. Life isn’t all fun and games for Ada, especially when she comes face to face with deep roots of racism and anti-Yankee sentiment. Beyond All Measure follows Ada on the journey of discovering who she is, overcoming the past and embracing the future.
This was a fun book to read, the story lines that intertwined kept me turning pages long after I should have gone to bed. The author, Dorothy Love, really keeps the reader in suspense about how the story is going to turn out. As I was nearing the end, I was sure that this write up would state that it didn’t end the way it should have and that there was no closure; as I got even closer to the last page, however, I changed my mind and decided that this story ended just the way it was supposed to. This is a great work of post-Civil War historical fiction.
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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.