It wasn't Cassie Haddon's fault that she had managed to reach the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the war, she had always had servants to wait on her. Since then, she and her widowed mother had moved from place to place, relying on family to care for them. Now she's forced to find work to support them both. What isn't in her plans is falling for Jacob West, a local restaurateur and grocer. She needs a job and he needs help. But what they both need is love.
Oops, I did it again! I started with the third book in a series, and now I'm going to have to go back and buy the other ones so I can get their story too.
For those of you who love historic fiction, you're going to really like this author. This book is set post Civil War in my home state of Missouri and follows a 25-year-old "lady", Cassie, who has never done anything but honor her mother and try to live up to her standards. Fed up with having to rely on everyone else to take care of her, she decides she is going to take care of herself.''
Luckily she has tenacity and a willingness to learn, and a local restaurateur and grocer who is willing to take a chance on her. What she doesn't know is that Jacob has a past of his own. She also doesn't know all the other twists and turns that life is so good about throwing in people's way.
Find out how Cassie handles all of life's little bumps and hiccups along her journey to understanding her true self worth and possibly love.
Spoiler alert - there's also a side romance thrown in for good measure. :-)
I really enjoyed this book and will definitely go back and read it again after I have read the first 3.
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