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The Innocent Libertine (Heirs of Acadia #2)

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Enter the courts and palaces of 18th-century England alongside a young American woman who must stand for her faith. This title is a sequel to The Solitary Envoy.
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Bethany House Publishers
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Therese May
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
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Not as enjoyable as some of the other stories in this series. I found it dry and the two main characters, while both have engaging personalities, were quite dull and uninspiring. I couldn't get into the book until halfway took me a week or more to read that far, and only another day once I reached the halfway point. The faith message wasn't as strong as I'd like either. I felt neither character grew as much as the story needed them to. Though I enjoyed the ending - a perfect happily ...more
Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that.

The beginning of this book was a bit interesting where little rich girl Abigail crossed the "tracks" into the Soho district of London and, although on the surface this trek seemed to be for a good cause, was thrown into prison, with an ensuing scandal that resulted in a journey to the Americas whe
Jodi Woody
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book two in the series. Good historical fiction with a Christian view point. Four stars.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Margaret Metz
Feb 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story of two very different women ~ one just becoming a young woman and essentially innocent of the world's ways and trying to determine who she wants to be and what God wants her to do with her life. The other has almost lived too much life and believes she is used up and lives only to protect her son. She has no use for religion and holds tight to secrets and lies to protect her until their lives collide and neither one remains the same.

There were moments when the story
This was a very well-written story about the early 1820's which contained plot lines set in both England and America. I loved the characters of Abe and Abigail and how they were insecure, but grew greatly in their understanding of themselves and others, and the way their strengths and weaknesses complimented each other. Most people can relate to several of the characters who had problems looking past mistakes they had made and forgiving themselves, even though others were able to do so. Spiritua ...more
Sharon Eikenberry-Deary
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you mess up your friends and family may be upset. Yet they show love and want the best for you. She travels to America with a companion both find love and a new life
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was ok
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this kind of story, but I didn't really enjoy this one and only read it to get through it. I have higher hopes for the next. I was wanting more story, and it seemed like it was more about personal religious discovery but in a way that seemed forced. So I skimmed those paragraphs.
Abigail is a wealthy young lady with a heart for adventure and witnessing in the seedy side of town. However, she goes behind her parents' backs and gets herself into a sticky situation. A countess helps her out of the trouble, and accompanies her on a voyage to America. They meet new people, fall in love, have a few adventures, and . . . you can probably guess the ending.
Margaret Hardie
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book #2 of the Heir of Acadia. I read these books out of order, and I suggest you may want to read them in order. They can stand alone, but now super well. However, the books have adventure, intrigue, love, and inspiration. Wonderful series.
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Seemed like the story was missing a few chapters in the middle as four characters fell in love SO quickly! Ah well...if the plot was a bit of a stretch, the bits of history for the period were interesting.
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Christian fiction about opening the National Road to Wheeling.
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
It was an okay book to read - not something I would pick to read again.
Sandra Moffatt
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
good read
YA Bun
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Another very good historical fiction piece from the pre-civil War era.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 17, 2014 09:37AM  
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