Emma Chambers had all but given up her dreams of a good marriage before being shipwrecked Presque Isle.Growing up in the environment that she had didn’t exactly elevate her character – as innocent as it may be. But when times get hard despite her brother’s attempt to support himself and Emma, Emma makes a decision to marry a recently widowed lighthouse keeper so she may care for his son. But damaging whispers float around causing Emma to doubt her drastic and hasty marriage. Though she tries to believe what she sees and not the gossip things begin to come to light that leave her feeling helplessly lost.
Love Unexpected was a fascinating story of redemption, the flaws of heeding gossip and kindness. On the outset I had a little bit of trouble trying to get into the story but it soon picked up. The host of enigmatic characters really did a lot to move the story a long. (Though I believe the version that I read has been condensed a great deal.) There were segments that could be a little sensual, which in my own humble opinion did nothing for the story. Overall, faults aside, it was a good read. On another note the cover art is fabulous.
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