Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart by Jennifer Moore (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)

This is another favorite from this author. Read my full review and enter the giveaway below...

Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart
by Jennifer Moore
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
April 3rd 2017 by Covenant Communications, Inc.


Australia, 1814

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 counterparts. Hardened by the dishonesty of both her fellow ranchers and the felons in her employ, Sarah has learned one important truth: no one is to be trusted.

Daniel Burton is a lucky man. Sentenced to death for his role in a horse-race scandal, Daniel was granted reprieve thanks to the influence of his wealthy relatives. Now, rather than death, Daniel faces exile in Australia an opportunity to put past mistakes behind him. But when he purchases land with the intention of farming it, he unwittingly arouses the wrath of his new neighbor, Sarah. What begins as a battle of wits, however, soon becomes a warm friendship and perhaps something more. But when Daniel's secret past is revealed, will Sarah be able forgive yet another deception?

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My Review

MISS WHITAKER OPENS HER HEART is a story beautifully told about loss, perseverance, second chances, forgiveness, and love. The setting provided some interesting challenges and tension in rugged historic Australia, and the characters were endearing from the first page. This was the perfect combination for readers to fall in love with this story.

Daniel thought it ridiculous that three adult men should walk behind as a smallish young woman carried a weapon, swept the air for deadly spiders, and tested the stability of the path.

I loved these characters! Sarah has had quite a time of it, but her past is what has melded her into this strong woman. A woman who is also soft, who wears breaches and rides a horse like a man, but also can waltz in a gorgeous dress. She's somewhat of a contradiction to Daniel, which also makes her quite intriguing. Daniel has some deep regrets and struggles with those regrets quite a bit, but he is such a good man and kindhearted. These two with their growing friendship and romance was lovely. I loved how they balanced each other and also challenged each other. A perfect pairing.

I haven't read many stories set at this time in Australia (why aren't there more?!!) and I love that this author has taken this time period and not always stayed in England as the main setting as most stories do (not that I don't love stories set in England because I do). It just created a unique setting and shed some light on other things that were going on in other parts of the world. It was one aspect of the story I really enjoyed.

Captain Thackeray started to follow then turned. "One thing I've learned, my friend, is every person you meet has different needs, and when we wish to be a valuable part of the person's life, we must learn them." His mouth quirked in a wry grin. "I suppose that's the trick, isn't it? caring for a person in the way they require, even when it's not how we'd wish to."

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes! I thoroughly enjoyed this story from beginning to end with all the feels present. I highly recommend it to historical romance readers, especially those who enjoy their stories on the sweet side!

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books by the Author

Becoming Lady LockwoodLady Emma's CampaignMiss Burton Unmasks a Prince
Simply AnnaLady Helen Finds Her SongA Place for Miss Snow
These are the other books published through Covenant (linked to my reviews or Amazon).
You can see the other books I've read by this author here.

About the Author


Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

Tour Schedule

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April 11th: https://atransparentmom.com/, http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com/,https://joyinthemoments.wordpress.com/, http://www.blogginboutbooks.com/

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April 14th: http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/,http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/, http://www.wishfulendings.com/, http://sweetlymadejustforyou.com/

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