All in Good Time by Maureen Lang
This is the second book by Maureen Lang that I’ve read and is part of her Gilded Legacy series. I didn’t really like the first one, so I was pleasantly surprised when I began reading this one and realized how much I liked it. Her descriptions of the time period are so vivid, you feel you are part of them. It combines romance, intrigue, mystery, deception and faith all intertwined with the social issues of the times.
This is what the publisher says:
“Dessa Caldwell has a dream: to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes in
roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa
still needs a loan, and nearly every bank in town has turned her down. Her last
hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank. Denver
Henry Hawkins has a secret: though he owns the most successful bank in town, his initial capital came from three successful raids on Wells Fargo coaches. Now he’s the most eligible bachelor in
but to protect his criminal past, he’s built a fortress around his heart. Not
even the boldest matchmaking mother can tempt him . . . until the day Dessa
Caldwell ventures into his bank requesting a loan. Denver
Though he’s certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessa’s passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her mission—but he also threatens to bring Henry’s darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and God’s, between safety and love.”
Dessa works tirelessly trying to fulfill the dream of her late mentor, Sophie Pierson. She feels God has called her to continue Sophie’s quest and is very determined not to let anything stand in her way, including love. As the story unfolds, Dessa and Henry are drawn closer together and we begin to see little cracks on their amour. They both face dangers for different reasons but the author interweaves their stories so well that eventually you can’t tell where her story starts and his ends.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to her next one. There are discussion questions in the back that make it perfect for discussion groups, especially with the social issues that a major focus of the book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”