Bridget Barrington has fallen in love with Phillipe, an indentured servant to her parents. When her parents learn of this, they forbid a marriage, send Phillipe away, and arrange a marriage for Bridget to the wealthy Edward Moorehead.
But Edward has rather unsavory, ulterior motives for marrying Bridget, and they involve a secret from his past that she might be able to expose.
As for Bridget, marriage to this man is the last thing she wants, but, as befits the 1681 time setting, she gives in to her parents’ wishes even as she feels a growing unease about Edward.
Phillipe learns of Edward’s secret and must find a way to save Bridget, or risk losing the women he realizes he loves.
And all of them must learn to rely on God to see them through difficult times.
Where Hearts are Free is the third book in Golden Keyes Parsons Darkness to Light triology, but it is not necessary to read the first two to follow the story.
I felt that there were many good things about this book. I liked the setting in 1681 Philadelphia and some of the historical details. I also liked the backstory for Phillipe’s family, which I believe is told in more detail in the first two books in the trilogy.
However, most of the characters felt more like caricatures than full-fledged characters. Even Bridget, one of the central characters, sometimes felt wooden and flat. I struggled to like her sometimes, especially in her more dramatic and spoiled moments.
I received this biography for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review blogger program, http://www.booksneeze.com.