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A Daughter's Return (Boardinghouse Betrothals #4)

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Finding her way home

Having fled her privileged upbringing for a failed romance, Rebecca Heaton knows her pride has kept her from returning home. Now at her mother's boardinghouse in New York City, she's determined to forge a new life for herself--and her daughter. She just never expects to find a new love in the process…

Ben Roth has always been compelled to help the do
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Love Inspired (first published January 30th 2015)
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Megan
Apr 25, 2015 Megan rated it it was ok
Rehash much? Formula much? Oh my goodness! Here is the book in a nutshell:
Rebecca has been hurt in the past
Ben has been hurt in the past
Carry her up the stairs
Rebecca wanted love
Ben wanted love
Carry her down the stairs
But Rebecca would push Love away
Ben would push love away
Carry her up the stairs
Down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs,…
Plus a lot of Pollyanna–like speech with everyone so polite and kind and everything they say is nice and sweet and proper. Nearly every reply is dripping
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Janine
Jan 20, 2015 Janine rated it it was amazing
“A Daughter's Return” by Janet Lee Barton is the fourth book of her 'Boardinghouse Betrothals' series and I hope not the last one either for there is one couple I would be interested in seeing what happens with them. Here is Rebecca's story that has come full circle now. We have heard of Rebecca since the first book in the series “Somewhere to Call Home”, and learn a little more with each book about this remarkable young woman.

I would have to say that this book called to me in a very special wa
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Glenda Parker
Sep 09, 2016 Glenda Parker rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the Boardinghouse Betrothals Series. I have enjoyed this series. This book is well written and heart warming. I know you'll enjoy it.


Rebecca Heaton ran away from home years ago to marry the man her family refused to let her see. After a short time together he ran off and left her. Telling her they were really never married and to run home to momma. Left pregnant she moved to a tenement and took in washing. Her pride keeping her from returning home to her family. Now he
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June
Feb 09, 2015 June rated it it was amazing
A Daughter’s Return, by Janet Lee Barton, is the fourth in the Boardinghouse Betrothals series. Ben and Rebecca are more than just boarders at Heaton Boardinghouse. Rebecca is the long lost daughter of Mrs. Heaton, and although her family has forgiven her of her past, she has not yet been able to forgive herself, and is certain she will never be able to trust a man again. Ben, likewise, has had trouble all his life with trusting women due to a secret from his past. He’s a teacher, who quickly ...more
Michelle
Sep 05, 2016 Michelle rated it liked it
Well, this book started out okay, but soon I got really board and felt the book was a bit cheesy and silly. It seems there was a lot of drama over a sprained ankle and everything that went along with that...You would think she was on her death bed with some bad illness or something the way everyone carried on...maybe I lost the jest of the story!

Anyway, I just couldn't enjoy this book too much because I just didn't see much drama worth reading about in here...

The romance was okay, and I liked th
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Judine Brey
Jun 29, 2016 Judine Brey rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, christian
I loved how Rebecca and Ben's relationship progressed through friendship to love. Because the book was set in a turn-of-the-20th-century boarding house, the old-fashioned notions about romance held true, which made Rebecca's reluctance to explain about her past (including her four-year-old daughter) seem genuine. Ben's acceptance of Rebecca's daughter was very sweet, and while I really appreciate the theme of redemption that carries throughout the novel, the number of times Rebecca apologizes to ...more
Connie Brown
May 09, 2015 Connie Brown rated it it was amazing
Janet Lee Barton has written a great conclusion to her Boardinghouse Betrothals series. Rebecca and Ben make great leading characters. The people in the boarding house and Rebecca's mother and daughter make excellent secondary characters. You want to cheer for them to find their way and open their hearts. The interactions between the characters are so real.I read this one as fast as I could to see the ending. This was the first in the series I had read. Now I have to go find the others so I can ...more
Bonnie
Mar 27, 2015 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
I really liked A Daughter's Return one of The Boardinghouse Betrothals series by Janet Lee Barton. Rebecca Heaton returns home when her brother finally found her five years after she left home to go with a man she wanted to marry and thought he loved her. He left her three months later. Rebecca lived a rough life for those five years before moving back home to her mothers boarding house with her five year old daughter. Ben Roth lived at the boarding house. He is a school teacher. He has a past ...more
Loves To
Mar 11, 2015 Loves To rated it it was amazing
A Daughters's Return by Janet Lee Barton is a wonderful read! I've loved all the Boardinghouse Betrothals novels but this is my favorite! Ben and Rebecca share a sweet romance and the historical detail is authentic and very interesting. Rebecca has made some life altering mistakes that separated her from her family, and her journey to reconciliation is full of God's love and forgiveness. Very well written.
Harlequin Books
"Another boardinghouse betrothal is in the making in this new romance involving the residents of Heaton House. This is a heartwarming visit with familiar characters, as well as some new ones, whose stories readers can look forward to" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).

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This may very well have been my fave of the series so far. Looking forward to the next one. I'd love to get Julia's story.
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a sweet romance
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Very predictable plot line.
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Other Books in the Series

Boardinghouse Betrothals (6 books)
  • Somewhere to Call Home (Boardinghouse Betrothals #1)
  • A Place of Refuge (Boardinghouse Betrothals #2)
  • A Home for Her Heart (Boardinghouse Betrothals #3)
  • The Mistletoe Kiss (Boardinghouse Betrothals #5)
  • A Nanny for Keeps (Boardinghouse Betrothals #6)

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