Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: My Heart Belongs In the Shenandoah Valley by:Andrea Boeshaar

 My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's Dilemma
About the Book:
Journey into the Shenandoah Valley of 1816 where...
With Nothing Left, Lily May be Forced into a Loveless Marriage.

Captain McAlister “Mac” Albright has purchased land in the Shenandoah Valley. However, the land belongs to Lillyanna Laughlin—or so she erroneously thinks. Mac sets her straight about current laws, and despite a poor start, the two are becoming friends.

Then, while Mac is away on business, Lily is faced with the impossible decision of marrying a man twice her age or she and her brothers becoming homeless, as her late father gambled away their home and acreage. But with debts being called in, will Lily be forced to choose a loveless marriage just when she is discovering what true love could be?  What can she possibly do? Will Mac return in time to spare Lily a lifetime of unhappiness?

More from My Heart Belongs in Series...
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss: Priscilla's Reveille by Erica Vetsch (January 2017)
My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmella's Quandary by Susan Page Davis (March 2017)
My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca's Plight by Susanne Dietze (May 2017)
My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels (July 2017)


My Review:
 This book is the perfect southern belle type book. It reminded me very much of Gone With the Wind. The cover didn't do the story justice. But it definitely took me back to that old classic and all of the beautiful dresses. Taking place in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, set in the early 1800's is a story that will tug at your heart strings. 

 Poor Lily just knows this Mac guy is off his rocker about owning her family's house and land. But soon she sees that what he has to tell her has to be the truth and now she and her brother's will pay the price. there are many things going on in this book though it is not solely about Lily's misfortune. Mac soon finds that he as well is close to ruin if something isn't done and done fast.

 Lilly and Mac have to accept that their lives have not quite turned out how they imagined it would. But when you have to grow up and take the bull by the horns and do life and these two are definitely getting hit by all sides at once. It was interesting to see how they would come out on top and how their lives evolved, and evolved it did. Perfect ending to this really terrible story at the start. Great story by the fire kind of read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.