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After experiencing a great deal of loss in his life, he’s very reluctant to love anyone.

The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging. The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook. They have something of a secondary romance as they work through some difficulties in their marriage. He’s jealous and protective, but doesn’t realize that he’s falling in love with her until much later when it’s already too late.

It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters. 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.

However, I wasn’t overly perturbed by it, because it’s obvious that he regrets that decision from the minute the wedding begins. Abused by her drunken father and struggling for survival on the Boston waterfront yearnijg a tavern serving wench, Delia McQuaid longs for a better life, one in which she’s a respectable lady. Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting. Raised among the Indians but educated abroad in England, Ydarning Tyler Savitch is a man with a foot in two worlds.

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.

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. 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.

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. Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered.


He became one of them, but at the age of sixteen, his step-father insisted that he must return to his own people. 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.

Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality. 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.

Her friendship with the feisty Delia and seeing the passion between Delia and Ty really helped her to come into her own. As a result, he grew up among the Abenaki people with an Indian step-father pdnelope revered.

May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three. He often beats her and steals the money she earns at her job to support his habit. The main characters also spend time among the Abenaki Indians, which was equally as engaging.

Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother. I love Ty’s idealistic nature and how he wants to help yerning and tries to stand up for the oppressed.

In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked.

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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, regardless of the need. Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging peneloppe that I hated to see end when I turned the last page.

That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines. These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers.

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Tildy is sweet and inquisitive and seems to love everyone, including Delia. 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.


Perhaps because of her background, she isn’t judgmental of others. The other thing Ms. He brought his knowledge back to the Colonies, where he lives in the small settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin.

Delia and Ty’s romance is one fraught with heartache, passion, and danger, but through it all Delia is a trooper. Still, Ty can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under his skin at every turn. A Wild Yearning By: Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution. Caleb is sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction.

The secondary characters, of which there are many, are extremely well-drawn. 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. She doesn’t really know the first thing about how to accomplish that, but she’s a quick learner when opportunities present themselves.

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. More than anything, she yearns to be a respectable lady.

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When it seems like they can finally be together, Ty isn’t the least bit shy williasmon showing Delia just how passionately in love with her he is. I felt like I got to know each one in spite of some not being on the canvas for very long.

He has a hard time living with himself after that, but the deep abiding connection between him and Delia is still there, even as she’s trying to make a life with someone else.