Julie Lessman’s newest book, Love’s Silver Lining, picks up 17 years after the prequel, which introduced us to Finn McShane and Liberty O’Shea. Although Finn and Liberty are no longer together, I was so happy to see them reconnect in Love’s Silver Lining after Liberty’s parents became homeless due to a fire. In addition to the story of Libby and Finn, and a twist on their annulled marriage, there was a new relationship forming between Blaze, Finn’s nephew, and Maggie, Libby’s goddaughter.
Libby and Maggie are both suffragettes, and their desire to see women get the right to vote factors into their relationships and the decisions they make in life. I really enjoyed reading about this time in history, and especially how the relationship between Finn and Libby was strained due to Finn’s political aspirations and Libby’s beliefs about women voting. While Libby and Finn’s relationship was strained due to their politics, Maggie and Blaze faced obstacles regarding their faith.
As always, I really enjoyed this book by Julie Lessman. She always writes about strong women, and I always look forward to being introduced to new families in her books. Along with a strong faith, forgiveness and redemption are topics that are a main focus of the book. I can’t wait to visit Silver Lining Ranch again in the next book in the series.
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