This was the first book by Kay P Dawson that I’ve read and I enjoyed it immensely. Audrey’s Awakening is actually the second book in Dawson’s Oregon Sky series, but all of the books in the series can be read as a stand-alone as well as together. The book was an easy, enjoyable read with a well developed plot and wonderfully relatable characters. Dawson worked enough background info into the story so that I (as a reader who hasn’t read the first book) was able to follow the plot without feeling lost. I enjoyed Dawson’s writing style and was immediately hooked, reading the book in one day.
After losing her husband on the Oregon Trail, Audrey is being forced home to marry a man her father has chosen. Still grieving her husband, and not wanting to leave her new home in Oregon, she makes the decision to marry a man who needs her help looking after his daughter. He makes it clear that it would be a marriage in name only. Reid Wallace lost his wife during childbirth and has been raising his two year old daughter alone. His heart died with his wife, and he has vowed to never love again. The new couple will go up against a father determined to have the marriage annulled and take her home. Illness, insecurity, and guilt as their hearts struggle with the new feelings they are uncovering will threaten to destroy everything they have. Will these two be able to help each other healthier hearts?
I highly recommend this book. It’s a delightful, inspiring read, one that will keep you hooked until the end. I’m very interested in reading the next book in the series, Ella’s Embrace! ;)
Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....