Tatiana Bergman views life through a different lens than most. She says and does what she likes without regard for hurt feelings on the way. Living in the 1840s in rural Pennsylvania, her passionate, impulsive behavior confounds her sisters and appalls her peers.
Life only gets more complicated when Tatiana befriends Jonny Creek, a mischievous young man whose Native American blood puts him on the fringes of society. Jonny is trouble; Tatiana is intrigued. Together they spell out disaster. From being chased by wolves, to bashing around fancy gatherings, the unlikely pair get into one scrape after another.
When tragedy strikes the Bergman family, Tatiana is compelled to leave the security of her childhood home to live in the bustling city of Philadelphia. There, she is forced into adulthood as she deals with a mysterious young coworker and an unsavory employer.
Tatiana struggles to subdue her wild spirit and keep her heart pure while making the right choices and wrestling with her own woman she finds herself in a battle of her will between two young men and the God she serves.
At the beginning of this book, Tatiana is a spoiled child with little thought of anyone but herself. However, as the book progresses, Tatiana becomes a Christian and attempts to do what is right. Her friendship with Johnny Creek from the beginning of the book led me to believe there was something special between them. As the two grow up together, it is apparent that Tatiana thinks of him as more than a friend but ca not allow her heart to follow. She is determined to marry someone who is a Christian.
I loved how Tatiana interacted with the Reverend and his two children in Philadelphia. I believe being away from her sisters and father helped her grow up. I definitely want to read the other books in this series. Truly it is a book worth reading.
About the Author
Madeline Brock’s love of people, history, the Lord, and good storytelling flows over into her writing. She was born and raised in Northwest Ohio and came from a homeschooling family of seven. Madeline has loved reading and writing from a very young age.
In childhood, a favorite activity was taking family road trips across the country. Several unique part-time jobs filled her teen years. Among these were: music teacher, nanny, and a historic museum costumed guide. A chocolate factory and a produce stand were also memorable work experiences.
After graduation, Madeline spent two years on a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. Her primary activity was teaching at a private school. Now California’s beautiful Central Valley is her home. She resides with four cats, her carpenter husband, and their infant daughter.
Two of Madeline’s favorite books are Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. She loves the timeless way the authors relate and portray their characters. Madeline strives to write with the nostalgia and emotion of her favorite authors.
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