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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. From the moment he meets Delia, Ty is deeply attracted to her, but he has no intention of falling in love with her. More than anything, she yearns to be a respectable lady.
A Wild Yearning – Book Review – The Hope Chest Reviews
This is peneloope 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 peneloep, I always felt the love and emotional connection between them. 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.
Caleb is sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction. Meg yearnibg still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother. Delia is the focal point of the story and a very strong female protagonist. At his heart, he’s a good man though. She tries to see the good in everyone, even when they aren’t willing to give her the same qild. The secondary characters, of which there are many, are extremely well-drawn.
I love Ty’s idealistic nature and how he wants to help people and tries to stand up for the oppressed. I did seem to recall that I’d enjoyed it, and my reread of it proved that to be quite true.
She falls in love at first sight with the dashing doctor, only to find out that he placed the ad for another man from the Maine settlement where he lives. Still, Peneloope can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under his skin at every turn.
Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad.
If only he’d realized he was falling in love with her before it was too late Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging story that I hated to see end when I turned the last page.
I first read A Wild Yearning probably more than twenty yearrning ago, so when I picked it up for a reread, I remembered very little about the story. They have something of a secondary romance as they work through some difficulties in their marriage. These books should still wilv appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers.
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.
A Wild Yearning Quotes by Penelope Williamson
When she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a man who is looking for a wife willing to travel to Maine to look out for his two children, Delia eagerly responds. It’s superb in every way.
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, one in which she’s a respectable lady. Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting. I love Williamsoj Williamson’s writing style.
Her wile with the feisty Delia and seeing the passion between Delia and Ty really helped her to come into her own. When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough around the edges. That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines. Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution. A Wild Yearning is an epic love story that spans about a year and a half from start to finish, but it never felt artificially drawn out or tedious.
In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked. She doesn’t really know the first thing about how to accomplish that, but she’s a quick learner when opportunities present themselves. The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging.
As a result, he grew up among the Abenaki people with an Indian step-father he revered. He brought his knowledge back to the Colonies, where he lives in the small settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin. I loved watching her grow and change, facing the challenges set before her with grace and dignity. The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging. 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.
I can totally see why this book won the Rita award. 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. These books would be appropriate for teen and sensitive readers.
Although Ty never got along with his grandfather, the man sent him to England where he was highly yearninng and became a doctor. Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement.
When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty peneloope the least bit shy about showing Delia just how passionately in love with her he is. He has a hard time living with himself after that, but the deep abiding connection between him and Delia is still there, even as she’s trying to make a life with someone else.
However, I wasn’t overly perturbed by it, because it’s obvious that he regrets that decision from the minute the wedding begins. 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. I felt like I got to know each one in spite of some not being on the canvas for very long.