17 January 2012
Book Review The Heiress by Laurie Alice Eakes
Susan has a large inheritance, yet all but a small allowance is held in trust until she marries. What good works can she do if her future husband has other plans for her money? Daire arrives at his father's bedside to learn that the heirloom he reluctantly sold for fare home is more valuable than he imagined - and its loss could mean the ruin of the family business. By the time Daire finds Susan to buy it back, the heirloom is missing. Will they find it before its secret is discovered? Or will God lead them to something of far greater value?
Another of the books I bought from Koorong last year. I enjoyed this story. I felt for Susan who has 3 older sisters and 3 younger brothers. She is left to maintain the house because the older sisters and her mother think she is unable to help sew for missions or do other work to help. Susan feels she has no skills which isn't helped by her family who tend to put her down and expect her to stay at home. Daire has is own issues due to not knowing what he wants in life and having wasted his money in the city. When he sells a hairloom he later finds out its importances and this is where Susan comes in. Together they work to find out what happened to it and try to recover the heirloom. The book deals with self worth, compassion, discovery. A good read.