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Caleb ;enelope sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction. I was also quite taken with Caleb and Elizabeth, the preacher and his wife, who travel with Ty and Delia to Merrymeeting to start a church there.

I felt like I got to know each one in spite of some not being on the canvas for very long. She doesn’t really know the first thing about how to accomplish that, but she’s a quick learner when opportunities present themselves.

Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement. After experiencing a great deal of loss in his life, he’s very reluctant to love anyone. He brought his knowledge back williqmson the Colonies, where he lives in the small settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin.

I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon.

Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting. As a farmer, there’s much work to be done on his homestead as well as two little girls for whom to care, but Nat still deeply loves his first wife and probably shouldn’t have married again so soon after her death, regardless of the need. Everyone, including Ty, thinks she’s a fallen woman, but in reality, she had enough pride and backbone to avoid prostituting herself to earn money, a fact which I admired.

Delia wants nothing more than to escape this life, so when she sees Ty’s advertisement for a wife, she yearjing it may be the answer to her prayers.

May contain a number of explicitly descriptive love scenes. Delia and Ty’s romance is one fraught with heartache, passion, and danger, but wilv it all Delia is a trooper.

The thing I loved most about Delia is that she has a huge heart with lots of selfless love to give. Tildy is sweet and inquisitive and seems to love everyone, including Delia. She tries to see the good in everyone, even when they aren’t willing to give her the same chance.

Abused by her drunken father and struggling for survival on the Boston waterfront as a tavern serving wench, Delia McQuaid longs for a better life, yezrning in which she’s a respectable lady. The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging. I did seem to recall that I’d enjoyed it, and my reread of it proved that to be quite true.


The secondary characters, widl which there are many, are extremely well-drawn.

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We always endeavor not to give away endings or major plot twists in either our synopses or reviews, however they may occasionally contain information which some readers might consider to be mild spoilers. To the best of my recollection, A Wild Yearning is the only book I’ve read by Penelope Williamson, but this time around, it most certainly isn’t going to be my wiliamson.

Although Ty never got along with his grandfather, the man sent him to England where he was highly educated and became a doctor. The stand-outs include, Nat, the man who Penwlope brought Delia to marry. These books would be appropriate for teen and sensitive readers. When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough around the edges. In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked.

That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines. Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging story that I hated to see end when I turned the last page.

Even after discovering that she really was a virgin, he keeps his heart locked up tight, turning her over to the other man upon their arrival in the settlement. He was born into wealth and privilege, but when he was only six, his father was killed in an Indian raid, in which Ty and his mother were taken captive. The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging. dilliamson

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When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty ailliamson the least bit shy about showing Delia just how passionately in love with her he is.

I first read A Wild Yearning probably more than twenty years ago, so when I picked it up for a reread, I remembered very little about the story.

The love scenes were quite steamy and sensual for a book written inwhich was a plus for me, not just because I like my love scenes hot, but because they were imbued with a deep emotion and passion that I don’t always find in my romance reading.

He’s attracted to Delia’s spunky spirit from the moment he first meets her, but he has no intention of falling in love or marrying the wench.

A Wild Yearning

In fact, the title is quite apt, as the author is very talented at bringing out that deep sense of yearning in both of them until they finally come together once and for all. The other thing Ms. I loved watching her grow and change, facing the challenges set before her with grace and dignity. She hopes it won’t come to that though, and that along their journey, he will come to realize he loves her as much as she loves him, especially after he sweetly makes love to her in the forest.


If only he’d realized he was falling in love with her before it was too late As Delia says her vows to someone else, Ty finally understands that what he’s been feeling for her is far more than mere lust. Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality. It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters.

Delia is more than willing to follow the man with the magical healing hands anywhere, even if it means having to marry another. He’s jealous and protective, but doesn’t realize that he’s falling in love with her until much later when it’s already too late. Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad. Not that we don’t get Ty’s or other characters’ POVs, but I felt like the book was more about Delia’s journey from a grog shop serving girl in Boston to the more respectable woman she longs to be.

Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered. Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother. A Wild Yearning By: At his heart, he’s a good man though. I love Ty’s idealistic nature and how he wants to help people and tries to stand up for the oppressed. He’s obviously only taking another wife as a matter of necessity.

This is a dramatic story with lots of twists and turns that keep the hero and heroine apart for much of the book, yet unlike some other books I’ve read where this was the case, I always felt the love and emotional connection between them.