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As a result, he grew up among the Abenaki people with an Indian step-father he revered.

A Wild Yearning By: Delia and Ty’s romance is one fraught with heartache, passion, and danger, but through it all Delia is a trooper. 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.

Caleb is sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction. It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters. She’s tough as nails, a real fighter, who always tries to make the best of difficult circumstances. That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines.

A Wild Yearning – Book Review – The Hope Chest Reviews

We always endeavor not to give away endings or major plot twists in either our synopses or reviews, penelopw they may occasionally wolliamson information which some readers might consider to be mild spoilers.

Delia wants nothing more than to escape this life, so when she sees Q advertisement for a wife, she thinks it may be the answer to her prayers. I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. Even when faced with marrying a man she doesn’t love and someday possibly watching the man she does love marry someone else, Delia is up to the challenge, prepared to rejoice in his happiness if that time comes.

When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough around the edges. Not recommended for under 18 or sensitive readers.

A Wild Yearning

He has a hard time living with himself after that, but the deep abiding willia,son between him and Delia is still there, even as she’s trying to make a life with someone else. 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 eild once and for all.


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.

When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty isn’t the least bit shy about showing Delia just how passionately in love with her he is. 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.

Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging story that I hated to see end when I turned the last page. Delia is more than willing to follow the man with the magical healing hands anywhere, even if it means having to marry another.

Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered. He often beats her and steals the money she earns at her job to support his habit. The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging. Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution. Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement. Ty’s willingness to turn Delia over to marry another man after the intimacy they’d shared may be a bit hard for some readers to swallow.

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. If only he’d realized he was falling in love with her before it was too late The other thing Ms. These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers.

After experiencing a great deal of loss in his life, he’s very reluctant to love anyone. 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.

It’s superb in every way. The secondary characters, of which there are many, are extremely well-drawn. In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked.

They have something widl a secondary romance as they work through some difficulties in their iwld. I can totally see why this book won the Rita award. Raised among the Indians but educated abroad in England, Doctor Tyler Savitch is a man with a foot in two worlds. I first read A Wild Yearning probably more than twenty years ago, so when I picked it up for a reread, I remembered very little about the story. Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother.


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. Tildy is sweet and inquisitive and seems to love everyone, including Delia. 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.

May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three. 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. Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting.

There was absolutely nothing about this book I would have changed, making it an incredibly enjoyable reread for me. The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging. The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook. 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.

The stand-outs include, Nat, the man who Ty brought Delia to marry. I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style. From the moment he meets Delia, Ty is deeply attracted to her, but he has no intention of falling in love with her. Penelope Williamson Star Rating: Her friendship with the feisty Delia and seeing the passion between Delia and Ty really helped her to come into her own.

He became one of them, but at the age of sixteen, his step-father insisted that he must return to his own people.