Eagle Harbor–Where Love Finds Its Anchor
Lake Superior, 1880
Tressa Danell is finished with men—from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, to the banker who wants to repossess her bakery. Every hour is spent working to pay off her late husband’s debt and keep a roof over her son’s head, though it’s doubtful she can do both for very long. But one thing’s certain—she’ll never be beholden to a man again.
Tired of living in a small town that blames him for actions his father committed ten years ago, Mac Oakton is scheduled to leave Eagle Harbor. So why does the pretty widow at the bakery keep tugging at his heart? He can’t get involved in her predicament when he’ll only be around for two more weeks.
But when Tressa’s burdens overwhelm her, they both face a decision. Can Mac set his own plans aside to help? And can Tressa accept his support if that means giving up her independence … and being obligated to a man again?
Tressa’s story is one of strength and fortitude in the face of heartache and loss. Naomi writes with a deep well of feeling and passion and you feel that in the characters of this story. I enjoyed the playful tender moments as well as the deeper more thought provoking ones.
For me, the deeper theme of Tressa’s story was her struggle not only with her own self-worth as her neighbors saw her but her need to understand who she was to God. This story brings a powerful reminder to us all that we were each bought with a price. One that we can never repay. We are all worthy, regardless of how the world sees us.
The secondary characters are likewise engaging and I am looking forward to reading more of the Eagle Harbor series and especially reading Victoria’s story!
(I purchased this book from amazon. The thoughts and opinions are my own)
“God’s love burns hot and bright for you. It’s not like the lighthouse lamp, subject to man’s control and man’s errors. It doesn’t go empty and need to be filled. It’s constant, forever, like the sun. It burns all on it’s own, and nothing can stop it. It doesn’t matter how dark and cold the night is, because it always rises again in the morning.”
About the Author:
Naomi Rawlings is the author of historical Christian novels, including the Amazon bestselling Eagle Harbor Series. While she’d love to claim she spends her days huddled in front of her computer vigorously typing, in reality, she spends her time homeschooling, cleaning, picking up, and pretending like her house isn’t in a constant state of chaos. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, along the southern shore of Lake Superior where they get 200 inches of snow every year, and where people still grow their own vegetables and cut down their own firewood–just like in the historical novels she writes.
I’d love to hear from you:
Do you have a favorite desert you like to make (and or eat)?
Tressa owns the town bakery; and has a nice selection of yummy foods to offer. From fresh baked breads and muffins to cookies and Mac’s favorite, Strawberry pie.