“Steadfast Heart” isn’t what it appears to be.
The first book in Tracie Peterson‘s Brides of Seattle series mostly follows the story of a red headed orphan named Abrianna. She is determined to never wed and help the needy in the city of Seattle. The story is set in a bridal school in the 19th Century.
The entire book is suppose to be about a rich heiress named Lenore who falls in love with a lawyer (Kolbein) from Chicago, but their story is put on hold for many chapters due to their untimely separation.
I loved learning more about Abrianna, her best friend Wade and the aunts who have raised her practically from birth. However, some of the story was a little confusing, because I expected to read more about Lenore and her relationship with her lawyer.
Nonetheless, the book makes time for murder, suspense and the ultimate search for Kolbein’s sister.
I didn’t like the negative comments about my home city, but the book was an interesting read. I’m actually very curious about book #2.
*A Special Thanks to Bethany House for a review copy of the book*