Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Christmas at the Jekyll Island Club (Romance at the Gilded Age Resorts Book 5) by Blossom Turner

 

She was born into privilege yet yearns for freedom. Dare she risk it all for love?

Though spunky Savannah Ensworth was born into wealth and privilege, she longs for the freedom allotted to men. Marriage is the very last thing on her to-do list. As the sole heir to her father’s fortune, she’s in no hurry to turn the freedom that comes with wealth over to a husband.

Bored and restless, she arrives for yet another mind-numbing winter season at the Jekyll Island Millionaire’s Club. There is nothing new under the sun…or so she thinks until she meets Joseph Bennett, the visiting reverend.

As sparks fly, a forbidden attraction grows. But will their very different lives snuff out any hope of a future? And is she ready to give up the freedom she’s always desired for a love that could cost her everything?
 
About The Author

 

Blossom Turner is a free-lance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, and an avid blogger. She lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, David, of thirty-six years. A former business woman, personal trainer, and mother of two grown children she is now pursuing her lifelong dream of writing full-time.

A hopeless romantic at heart, she believes all story should give the reader significant entertainment value. However, her writing embodies the struggles of real life. She infuses the reality of suffering with the hope of Christ to give a healthy dose of relatable encouragement to her reader. Her desire is to leave the reader with a yearning to live for Christ on a deeper level, or at the very least, create a hunger to seek for more.

She is an avid blogger who has contributed to the Mount Hermon Blog, Christian Devotions blog, and writes a weekly devotional blog on the names of God. Read more at blossomturner.com.

 

My Review


 This quickly became a page turner for me, and even before I started I was drawn in by the beautiful cover!
This is Savannah Ensworth's story, a young woman born to privilege and actually rather bored by it all, and has come to the conclusion she just isn't interested in marriage, there isn't anyone who really appeals to her!
The setting is beautiful Jekyll Island and opulence is everywhere, and society rules apply!
There is also a new visiting preacher, Joseph Bennett, whom hasn't met a woman that turned his head yet, and plans to keep it that way. He thinks these rich people could do so much more to help the less fortunate, and does preach that way.
Can you imagine when these two stubborn people meet each other! Well, it happens in church, and from there these opposites attract, but there is no way society would accept this match!
I loved how secrets fell, and people change, and drastically at that, and all of this makes for a read, that I didn't want the story to end.
Be sure to read the author's notes at the end, great information about Jekyll Island, and then there is a preview of the next read in this series!
I received this book from the Author, and was not required to give a positive review.

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