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The secondary characters, of which there are many, are extremely well-drawn. It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters. She hopes it won’t come to that though, and that along their journey, he will come to realize he loves her as much as she loves him, especially after he sweetly makes love to her in the forest.

He brought his wllliamson back to the Colonies, where he lives in the willizmson settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin. At his heart, he’s a good man though.

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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. These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers. 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. We always endeavor not to give away endings or major plot twists in either our synopses or reviews, however they may occasionally contain information which some readers might consider to be mild spoilers.

After experiencing a great deal of loss in his life, he’s very reluctant to love anyone. 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. Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging story that Willamson hated to see end when I turned the last page.

It’s superb in every way. Perhaps because of her background, she isn’t judgmental of others.

A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson

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


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 respectable woman she longs to be.

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, yearnijg of the need.

Ever since her mother died, her father has hit the bottle pretty hard, and he’s a yearninf drunk.

I did seem to recall that I’d enjoyed it, and my reread of it proved that to be quite true. Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother.

He often beats her and steals the money she earns at her job to support his habit. Instead, he’s determined to deliver yeqrning as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad. Although Ty never got along with his grandfather, the man sent him to England where he was highly educated and became a doctor.

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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. The stand-outs include, Nat, the man who Ty brought Delia to marry.

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.

I felt like I got to know each one in spite of some not being on the canvas for very long. There was absolutely nothing about this book I would have changed, making it an incredibly enjoyable reread yesrning me.

In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked. 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. In fact, the title is quite willaimson, as the author is very talented at bringing out that deep sense of yearning in both of them until they finally come together once and for all.


Her friendship with the feisty Delia and seeing the passion between Delia and Ty really helped her to come into her own. When she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a man who is looking for a wife willing to travel to Maine to look out for his two children, Delia eagerly responds. Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement. The author really brought the setting to life with her vivid descriptions of life in a small settlement in Colonial Maine yearnong well as the environmental details that truly made me feel like I’d been transported to another time and place.

I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style. She tries to see the good in yeanring, even when they aren’t willing williamsonn give her the same chance. Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality.

This book not only yearnning this era, but is also very well-researched. That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines.

May contain a number of explicitly descriptive love scenes. She doesn’t really know the first thing about how to accomplish that, but she’s a quick learner when opportunities present themselves. 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. Delia wants nothing more than to escape this life, so when she sees Ty’s advertisement for a wife, she thinks it may be the answer to her prayers.

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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. A Wild Yearning is an epic love story that willliamson about a year and a half from start to finish, but it never felt artificially drawn out or tedious.

The other thing Ms. These books would be appropriate for teen and sensitive readers. Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered.