Waking Lucy by Lorin Grace

November 23, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Waking Lucy by Lorin GraceWaking Lucy
Author: Lorin Grace
Series: American Homespun #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 242
Date: November 23, 2016
Publisher: Currant Creek Press

Lucy dreamed of marrying Samuel, until she woke-up as his wife.

Samuel Wilson is dismissed after a disastrous third year at the newly created Harvard Medical School, ending his dream of becoming a doctor. Shamed by his dismissal, he returns to his Massachusetts north shore home where he avoids his former fiancée Lucy Simms and tries to dismiss all ideas of marrying her.

Lucy pretends Samuel’s rejection means little as she helps her family on their farm. An early New England blizzard brings challenges and death to her door. When it is over, Lucy lays in her cabin near death with only five-year-old Sarah to aid her. Samuel discovers Lucy delirious with fever and endeavors to save her from the fatal illness that claimed most of her family. Unwittingly he puts her reputation in danger. At his parents’ insistence, Samuel marries a barely conscious Lucy.

Lucy awakens to a reality more bizarre than her dreams. Sure that Samuel’s vows are coerced, she does everything in her power to convince him to annul the marriage. If only his kisses didn’t’ taste like fresh pressed cider, she would not waver in her resolve. But freedom is the only gift she can give Samuel, so he won’t be bitter in years to come, like her own father.

With the help of his mother and Sarah, Samuel sets out to prove to Lucy that the vows he took are permanent, even if the town flirt is trying to prove otherwise. Fortunately, Samuel has truth and love on his side.

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About Lorin Grace

Lorin Grace

Lorin Grace was born in Colorado and has been moving around the country ever since, living in eight states and several imaginary worlds. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Graphic Design. Currently she lives in northern Utah with her husband, four children, and a dog who is insanely jealous of her laptop. When not writing Lorin enjoys creating graphics, visiting historical sites, museums, and reading.

One response to “Waking Lucy by Lorin Grace

  1. Maria

    This is a marriage of convenience story. Or it is a friendship to love story. It depends how you look at it. Lets call it a marriage of convenience story between two people who love and want to marry each other. It is always bizarre to me that society would force someone to marry in situations that are cause for possible gossip, in this case just for helping someone ill. So glad our society today doesn’t work that way.

    The story is good and I liked the characters. It was sad and happy both. Lots of trauma in Lucy’s life. There are a number of references to her being abused as a child. Lucy has to go through a lot of growth to decide whose voice to which she would listen. Would her father at birth speak louder in his belittling and abusive manner along with the physical abuse? Or would her step father’s voice be louder in his kind and loving manner? Unfortunately that negative voice is really loud and difficult to tune out.

    Samuel would also have much growth to overcome his own discomfort and embarrassment in failing in his goals to become a doctor. He is good and kind to Lucy even when he didn’t feel good about himself.

    There is no sex in the book but there is a lot of thought about marital relations and marital innuendo. More than I needed for the story.

    Just as a side-note, it was interesting to read about an unknown illness that killed most of Lucy’s family, leaving her ill and the house under quarantine while I am sitting at home under a stay at home order during the Covid 19 outbreak. The similarity ends there since there is no sickness in my household though.

    Possible triggers in this story: physically and verbally abusive parent/spouse, fear of blood, death in childbirth, suddenly being orphaned.

    Sex: marital innuendo, reference to rape
    Language: no
    Violence: references to past abuse and rape
    *I won this book in a giveaway and voluntarily chose to review it.

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