Scorned gentlewoman Daphne Blackmoor has spent the last twelve years building a life of meaning and purpose raising her son and other illegitimate children. Her world is altered once again when the children are placed in loving homes and Haven Manor, where she works as a housekeeper, changes ownership.
William, the marquis of Chemsford is the new owner. He sees Haven Manor as a place where he can escape from his past, hoping to find peace and quiet.
Daphne's character struck a chord with me. She's a dreamer, a hard work, an introvert and has a deep love for the children she cares for. The quote below describes Daphne well. "A caretaker, a mother of sorts. Perhaps a friend. More recently a housekeeper. But I don't know who I am when no one else is in the room" (Hunter, 321).
William and Daphne are similar characters in the fact that they are both running from their pasts and seek refuge in Haven Manor. He finds himself drawn to Daphne. She's unlike anyone he's ever met.
William helps Daphne see that you can live as though you are forgiven, but not be really living your life by just merely existing.
I was so honored to have the opportunity to read and review, A Return of Devotion. It did not disappoint! I laughed a lot and cried a little, and by the end I found myself so grateful to Ms. Hunter for penning such a beautiful story of forgiveness and learning to live your life there after.
Reading is adventure,
~~ A Return of Devotion was provided to me by the author herself and Bethany House in return for my honest opinion. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and the author .I was not required to write a positive review. All viewpoints expressed are my own. ~~