Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart
As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales. Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim....more
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"Every Saint had past, Every Sinner has future"
Jennifer Moore's Miss Whitaker Open Her Heart was enthusiastic and enthralling book.
Historical fiction about British colony, The Lady had let her heart fell with a former convict.
Good pace of story comprising some great instances which made their way to became one eventually.
Different kind of romantic book and peculiar piece of writing skills.
Oh how I love Jennifer Moore's historical novels! I love the characters and I love the different setting she chooses. I love the historical aspects and I even love the love stories. I will admit I got choked up a few times in this book. The pain and anguish of the lives of these characters, some their own choosing and some were choices placed upon them.
I think something I really love about Jennifer Moore's characters is the growth they have to experience. Every time I read her books, I can r ...more
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Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart was the first Jennifer Moore novel I chanced to pick up and I’m in no rush to repeat the experience. I respect there are a lot of readers who appreciate this kind of storytelling and I mean no offense to the author or her fans, but Moore’s writing is simply too light and predictable for my tastes.
The novel is set in Australia, but nothing about the text feels authentic to the Land Down Under. Th ...more
Second, I love Jennifer Moore's books. She has such a unique take on regency romances. They vary in settings and never feel very typical. This one is set in New Wales (Australia) where Sarah Whitaker is carving out the life her father started in ranching and sheep. We get our first look at Sarah as she crosses the oceans on her way to New Wales as a young girl. I loved the glimpse at who Sarah was in the beginning before struggle, sadness and ...more
Set in 19th century Australia, we meet Sarah who had lost both of her parents by the age of 10. After her father's death, she finds herself to be one of the wealthiest sheep farmers in the area. She had grown up with all the trust in the world for others around her. But different circumstances over the years have hardened her heart and has her realizing that you can't trust anyone.
After poor choices on h ...more
This line from 'Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart', really touched me. How often do we spend analyzing the mistakes of our past, or of those around us? Judging ourselves and others. Change is available to all, because of the sacrifice of the One. I was grateful for this sweet reminder as I read this extensively researched & beautifully written story by Jennifer Moore.
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I've read most of Jennifer Moore's books (except Simply Anna) but I've never felt like any of them were wow books.
But this one—Wow! I loved it so much! The characters were excellent and the setting was so well done in working to help the story and characters move forward.
I found the ending very emotional (before the epilogue).
This is one worth reading ...more
Historia muy lenta y muy imprecisa.
Casi llegados al ecuador no ha pasado nada. Las descripciones, que al principio fueron interesantes, se han convertido en aburridas y repetitivas. Los personajes son planos y unidimensionales. Los hay muy buenos y muy malos, no existen las medias tintas. Los protagonistas apenas tienen química y se contradicen y/o cambian de opinión constantemente. Y el “secreto” de la protagonista se ve venir de lejos y no creo que vay ...more
Daniel Burton ...more
As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales. Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim. But now, ten years later, Sarah has defied the odds and become a successful businesswoman much to the chagrin of her male coun ...more
Jennifer Moore has done a wonderful job completely on her own of creating Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart and whatever influence I had on the story is simply as another author who she has read and offered some minor suggestions regarding researching t ...more
Daniel Burton had been convicted of a crime in England and had been sentenced ...more
I enjoyed reading how people learn to forgive and change and grow and love others and serve others and help others and the diversity in this book. Some people are snobby and don' ...more
I did enjoy it. I knew I would, that is why I bought it. A big problem with this book was I did not feel that the two main characters had any chemistry. Every time they met it was strained. Nothing they did drew me into their story. No time did I want them to interact more. And you know a part of a book is good when you go back and reread it ...more
On a side note, if you are a fan of Carla Kelly's book Reforming Lord Ragsdale, he make a small guest appearance in this book which was a fun thing to see as well.
I highly recommend this book as well as Jennifer's other works.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. that she writes Regency Romance, but in such unique settings like this one-- Sarah Whitaker is a single, proper woman in Australia--Australia! SO FUN! She is just trying to run her ranch the best she can while being surrounded by aboriginals, cockatoos, and convicts. And now she has a new neighbor--Daniel. Sometimes after being hurt over and over it just becomes easier to not put your heart on your sleeve. See how it all turns out in th ...more
I can't wait for Jennifer's next high seas adventure.
Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
My rating is 4 stars.
Sarah Whitaker has lived in New South Wales penal colony for ten years now. Her father first bought her homestead some twenty years ago. He was a free man as are more and more of the people arriving in town. He was killed ten years ago, leaving Sarah all his property and possessions. Sarah has had to learn the hard way not to trust anyone or they will take ad ...more