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However, I wasn’t overly perturbed by it, because it’s obvious that he regrets that decision from the minute the wedding begins. 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. I felt like I got to know each one in spite of some not being on the canvas for very long.

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These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers. When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough around the edges. Delia and Ty’s romance is one fraught with heartache, passion, and danger, but through it all Delia is a trooper. It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters.

I love Ty’s idealistic nature and how he wants to help people and tries to stand up for the oppressed. Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad. If only he’d realized he was falling in love with her before it was too late There was absolutely nothing about this book I would have changed, making it an incredibly enjoyable reread for me. 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.

He often beats her and steals the money she earns at her job to support his habit.

Ever since her mother died, her father has hit the bottle pretty hard, and he’s a peneope drunk. He’s attracted to Delia’s spunky spirit from the moment he first meets her, but he has no intention of falling in love or marrying the wench.


Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting. Delia wants nothing more than to escape this life, so when she sees Ty’s advertisement for a wife, she thinks it may be yearnig answer to her prayers.

This is a dramatic story with lots of twists and turns that keep the hero and heroine apart for much of the book, yet unlike some other books I’ve read where this was the case, I always felt the love and emotional connection between them. 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. She’s tough as nails, a real fighter, who always tries to make the best of difficult circumstances.

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. He brought his knowledge back to the Colonies, where he lives in the small settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin.

I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style.

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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. 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. At his heart, he’s a good man though.

Still, Ty can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under yearinng skin at every turn. Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly wliliamson and engaging story that I hated to see end when I turned the last page. 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. Yfarning was born into wealth and privilege, but when he was only six, his father was killed in an Indian raid, in which Ty and his mother were taken captive.

The other thing Ms. Perhaps because of her background, she isn’t judgmental of others. The secondary characters, of which there are many, are extremely well-drawn. 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 yearnng woman she longs to be.


Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness williaamson. 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 wilr probably shouldn’t have married again so soon after her death, regardless of the need.

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. They have something of a secondary romance as they work through some difficulties in their marriage.

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I loved watching her grow and change, facing the challenges set before her with grace and dignity. Even after discovering that she really was dilliamson virgin, he keeps his heart locked up tight, turning her over to the other man upon their arrival in the settlement. She doesn’t really know the first thing about how to accomplish that, but she’s a quick learner when opportunities present themselves.

May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three.

In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked. These books would be appropriate for teen and sensitive readers. I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. 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.