Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hailee by Penny Zeller

Book #3 in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series (Whitaker House)

For years, orphan Hailee Annigan was just a ragamuffin in the Cincinnati streets, stealing food to keep her two younger brothers fed. Her thievery landed her in a home for delinquent youngsters, where her life was changed, thanks to her teachers. Now, nineteen-year-old Hailee excitedly heads to Montana to be a teacher, yet she's still plagued by her shameful past and the fear of never seeing her brothers again.

Based on his upbringing in high-society Boston, no one would have guessed that Maxwell Nathaniel Adams Jr. would attend seminary and become a church pastor in rugged Montana. Even now, Nate's parents refuse to put aside their own plans for his future and accept his calling.

When their paths converge, an immediate attraction draws Hailee and Nate together, even as the pressures and demands of others pull them apart. Can the unlikely pair come to terms with their pasts and face the future together?


The first two books in this series were great! I have reviews for them on here for McKenzie and Kaydie. Be sure to check those out if you haven't read them.  Penny has created some great characters in her books. Hailee is no exception. I love Hailee and Nate even more than the others, if that is possible. 

Hailee is a sweet young woman despite the hard times she has lived through as a child. She is very sensitive and caring. It would have been easy for her to be harsh and closed up inside herself. Despite the fact that God worked a miracle in her life she still believes that if people knew what she had done as a young girl they would hate her. 

Nate is a young man that seems wise beyond his 21 years. He is kind and patient even with those who test him greatly. I loved the cousin relationship between him and Davey. After getting to know Davey as a little boy in the first two books and then to see him as a 17 year old was fun. I love seeing characters in other books that I enjoyed in the previous ones. 

As the last two, Hailee is a great book for any age. I would recommend this book especially to young girls who love to read and need something wholesome with good life lessons in them. For both of these young characters you see how they allowed God to lead them down the path they are on. Keep up the great work, Penny!   


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The Montana Skies Series

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Book Two: Kaydie

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Terri, for your awesome review of "Hailee." Thank you especially for pointing out that my books can be for young girls too. I am blessed to be able to minister to teens/tweens as well!