In the aftermath of tragedy, Grace hopes to reclaim her nephew from the relatives who rejected her sister because of her class. Under an alias, she becomes her nephew's nanny to observe the formidable family up close. Unexpectedly, she begins to fall for the boy's guardian, who is promised to another. Can Grace protect her nephew . . . and her heart? ...
|Title||:||The Best of Intentions|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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The Best of Intentions Reviews
Squeeeeaaaalll!!! A new series by Susan Anne Mason and it has a Canadian setting! Super jazzed about that and the way she brought historical Toronto to life. Very Murdoch Mysteryish (without the mystery) and a decade later. :-) And I loved the prologue where she sets things up for the series by introducing readers to the characters who will take centre stage in the next two books. Quinn in particular caught my attention...can't wait to discover more about that man of mystery.
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Grace Abernathy and Andrew Easton are the perfect leading pair from Susan Anne Mason's latest novel. I love how real this duo feels as they wrestle through their grief from the war, making decisions that fade into grey rather than a clear black and white, and repeatedly lay themselves and their hearts on the line.
Honestly, I'm so over novels where the couple falls head over heels at first sight and never looks back. I love how Andrew and Grace's friendship feels natural and how, when secrets are ...more
"There's no easy way to say this, Grace . . . . . Rose . . passed away three weeks ago."
Having traveled from England to Canada in order to spend time with her widowed sister and infant nephew, Grace Abernathy is shocked beyond belief upon learning of her sister's death. Desperate to discover where her nephew has been relocated, Grace is appalled when a local pastor relays the message that the very in-laws who painfully shunned her sister Rose, now have custody of little Christian. The Eastons; w ...more
I love how the prologue pulled me in right away. I nearly stopped reading in the first couple of chapters because the plot appeared to be exactly the same as a prior novel. However, I'm glad I kept reading because I was soon fully engaged in Grace's story. She traveled from England to Canada to bring her sister and nephew home. Events didn't play out how she expected and she was forced to make new decisions.
While the novel isn't heavy on history, the author does a nice job of including period de ...more
My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9
I really enjoyed reading Irish Meadows and A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason so I was excited to read The Best of Intentions. It is the first book in the Canadian Crossings series which is set in Toronto, Ontario (an hour away from where I live). Each book in this series is a stand alone so they can be read in any order. The stories depict characters traveling to Canada in search of family members and the ...more
Susan Anne Mason has crafted a heart-warming historical tale set in Canada in 1919, one with unexpected plot twists, a dash of romance, and characters you will surely grow to admire. Now, being Canadian myself, it's possible that I am somewhat biased towards immediately liking this novel simply because of the wonderful setting the story takes place in. But I can assure all readers, no matter their nationality, that this is a tale that you are not going to want to miss. You can't help but feel fo ...more
Mason does an excellent job of writing family dramas—the first series of hers that I read was about the O’Leary family, and the next novel was a standalone about a complex family tree, hidden for years. This book begins a new series, but the relationships within and between these families are both complicated and difficult. The result is an engrossing read that kept me turning pages and hoping for a happy ending, even as I couldn’t see how it could realistically happen.
I think most people will ...more
The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason is the first in the series: Canadian Crossings.
In 1919, Grace Abernathy travels to Toronto, Canada to fetch her widowed sister, Rose, and infant nephew, Christian, back to their mother in England. Dire circumstances greet her. Rose has fallen ill and died and Christian is with his paternal grandparents, a family far above Grace in society. Since Rose was rejected by her in-laws, Grace wants to make sure her nephew is loved and well cared for.
Andrew Eas ...more