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A Place of Refuge (Boardinghouse Betrothals #2)

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A Hero from Her Past

If Kathleen O'Bryan were capable of trusting any man, it might be someone like Luke Patterson. She never expected to be reunited with the man that rescued her last summer. But when she arrives at Mrs. Heaton's boardinghouse, seeking refuge, it's the handsome writer who greets her at the door.

Something about the lovely Irish immigrant stirs Luke's prote
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dawn
It was a delight to return to Heaton House. I loved the residents in the first book, and to find out a little more about the kind of man that Luke is was fun. I really hope to see Elizabeth and John's story (hopefully) next! I loved how Luke was so patient with Kathleen in helping her to trust men again.

Really enjoyed.
Cathy Daniel
Aug 16, 2013 Cathy Daniel rated it it was amazing
It's not often a Love Inspired book makes me cry but this one did! In a good way! The ending bumped this from a 4 star to 5!
Janis Kay
Oct 30, 2013 Janis Kay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-fic
4.5-5 Stars

Hallmark Movie material right here!!!!! I'm not joking. It portrays the hardships of the families (particularly the women/mothers) who had immigrated here to find a better life and all they found was tenement life. I've been to the Tenement Museum, so I know what I'm talking about when I say that I've got no clue how more than 4 people lived 'comfortably' in these micro-apartments...

Anyway. I didn't cry, but if Hallmark put this on film, there's no telling what my emotional state mig
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Regina Jennings
Sep 24, 2013 Regina Jennings rated it it was amazing
A Haven Among the Tenements of New York

The title "A Place of Refuge" beautifully describes the Heaton Boardinghouse. When Kathleen O'Bryan is abused by her brother-in-law she has nowhere else to turn. Novelist Luke Patterson helps her adjust from the hardscrabble tenement life to polite society, but Kathleen can't forget those she's left behind. Does her new life drag her away from those she loves, or can she make a difference for them, too?

This is a tender story full of inspiring characters. A
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Bree
Jan 05, 2015 Bree rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars. Cute story
Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis
Mar 28, 2014 Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis rated it really liked it
Love the book
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Received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: Boardinghouse Betrothals
Category: Inspirational Romance
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Miniseries: Boardinghouse Betrothals
Category: Inspirational Romance
Joy Gerbode
Sep 21, 2013 Joy Gerbode rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable historical romance ... nice easy reading, lots of caring for other folks, lots of peeks into life in the early 20th century.
Rhonda Gibson
Sep 03, 2013 Rhonda Gibson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I loved this book! It was very emotional read for me. I enjoyed everything about it from Kathleen and Luke to the history of New York. A must read!
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Like the perspective of tenement living & families struggling with abuse.
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