Maddie O'Rourke's orphaned half brother and half sister have arrived safely in Seattle—with a man they hope she'll wed! Though Michael Haggerty's not the escort she planned for, Maddie allows him to work off his passage by assisting in her bakery…and helping care for her siblings. But she'll never risk her newfound independence by marrying the strapping Irishman—or anyone else.
In New York, Michael ran afoul of a notorious gang. Traveling west was a necessity, not a choice. The longshoreman grew fond of his young charges, and now he's quickly becoming partial to their beautiful sister, too. So when danger follows him, threatening Maddie and the children, he'll do anything to protect them—and the future he hopes to build.
Characters full of sass and wit, adventurous minds, and willing to go the distance to get what they dreamed of. This story is so full of positive thoughts, spunk, and people with the guts to go for it. What ever the it is they are looking for.
The early settlers in the Seattle area, Irish by heritage, and orphan siblings in a family matters, they work hard to build a new life away from New York and the dangers the city have, for the Irish in particular.
Maddie didn't expect Michael, and was not prepared for the attraction she feels for him. But since Michael took care of her siblings through the trip to Seattle, she was giving him a place to live, until he found a place of his own.
But trouble comes to the town, the Irish seems to be the target. As if it wasn't enough trouble with just surviving, with everything else Maddie and Michael had on their plate.
The story is fast paced, the characters are a delight, the connection between Maddie and Michael adorable. They are there for each other, work well together as a team, always supporting each other in troubles and every day trials, as well as in triumph.
They trust their faith to guide them, God protect them, and guide them in their path in life.
A sweet, uplifting story about the troubles and life of the early settlers in the Seattle area
~ Four Spoons
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