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Home Fires

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Amanda Sellington's marriage to one of New York's richest and most infamous men was the envy of every woman in 1870s Manhattan. But in truth, her life with him was unbearable. Gathering the courage she didn't know she possessed, Amanda escaped from her gilded prison and sought refuge far away, in a small and utterly beautiful Minnesota town.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 26th 1995 by HarperTorch (first published December 1995)
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Amanda Sellington and her son Daniel are on the run from an abusive husband. Unaware of who she really is, she is welcomed into the small rural community of New Ulm, MN. The closer she becomes to Jakob Hall and his extended family, the greater the distance her tragic past becomes. The only question is if and when it will come back to haunt her.

This sweet romance covers some heartwrenching truths. Jakob was a good and gentle man who was aware that something was not right with Amy Smith aka Amanda
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I would have loved this story so much more if the abusive husband had died beforehand and she really was a widow. He was too creepy and abusive for me to read about, but I did love reading how Amanda fell in love with Jakob and learned to trust and enjoy life again.
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