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I can totally see why this book won the Rita award. Still, Ty can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under his skin at every turn.

Definite adults only material, not for the faint of heart. After experiencing a great deal of loss in his life, he’s very reluctant to love anyone. As Delia says her vows to someone else, Ty finally understands that what he’s been feeling for her is far more than mere lust. Delia is the focal point of the story and a very strong female protagonist. The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging. Believing there’d be no harm in sampling her charms and that it might get her out of his system, Ty seduces and makes tender love to her along the trail.

Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution. We always endeavor not to give away endings or major plot twists in either our synopses or reviews, however they may willixmson contain information which some readers might consider to be mild spoilers. He’s attracted to Delia’s spunky spirit from the moment he first meets her, but yearhing has pfnelope intention of falling in love or marrying the wench.

I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. The other thing Ms. However, I wasn’t overly perturbed by it, because it’s obvious that he regrets that decision from the minute the wedding begins. She tries to see the good in everyone, even when they aren’t willing to give her the same chance.

A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson

She falls in love at first sight with the handsome doctor who placed the ad, but she soon learns that he did it for a friend in his small Maine settlement, not for himself. Delia wants nothing more than to escape this life, so when she sees Ty’s advertisement for a wife, she thinks it may be the answer to her prayers. 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.


When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough aa the edges. I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style. Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement.

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. When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty isn’t the least bit shy about showing Delia just how wld in love with her he is. As a result, he grew wjlliamson among the Abenaki people with an Indian step-father he revered.

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At his heart, he’s a good man though. The love scenes were quite steamy and sensual for a book written inwhich was a plus for me, not just because I like my love scenes hot, but because they were imbued with a deep emotion and passion that I don’t always find in my romance reading. The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging.

Even when faced with marrying a man she doesn’t love williamdon someday possibly watching the man she does love marry someone else, Delia is up to the challenge, prepared to rejoice in his wi,d if willaimson time comes. May contain a number of explicitly descriptive love scenes. That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines.

Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother.

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The author really brought the setting to life with her vivid descriptions of life in a small settlement in Colonial Maine as well as the environmental details that truly made me feel like I’d been transported to another time and place. She hopes it won’t come to that though, and that along their journey, he will come to realize he loves her as much as she loves him, especially after he sweetly makes love to her in the forest.

Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting. Raised among the Indians but educated abroad in England, Doctor Tyler Savitch is a man with a foot in two worlds. In fact, the title is quite apt, as the author is very talented at bringing out that deep sense of yearning in both of them until they finally come together once and for all. I felt like I got to know each one in spite of some not being on the canvas for very long.

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. Tildy is sweet and inquisitive and seems to love everyone, including Delia. As a farmer, there’s much work to be done on his homestead as well as two little girls for whom to care, but Nat still deeply loves his first wife and probably shouldn’t have married again so soon after her death, regardless of the need.


Penelope Williamson Star Rating: Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality. To the best of my recollection, A Wild Yearning is the only book I’ve read by Penelope Williamson, but this time around, it most certainly isn’t going to be my last.

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. Delia is more than willing to follow the man with the magical healing hands anywhere, even if it means having to marry another.

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Even after discovering that she really was a virgin, he keeps his heart locked up tight, turning her over to the other man upon their arrival in the settlement.

Caleb is sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction. This book not only incorporates this era, but is also very well-researched. I loved watching her grow and change, facing the challenges set before her with grace and dignity.

I did seem to recall that I’d enjoyed it, and my reread of it proved that to be quite true. 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. Although Ty never got along with his grandfather, the man sent him to England where he was highly educated and became a doctor. May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three.

Ever since her mother died, her father has hit the bottle pretty hard, and he’s a mean drunk. I was also quite taken with Caleb and Elizabeth, the preacher and his wife, who travel with Ty and Delia to Merrymeeting to wi,d a church there. Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad.

Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered.