[Ebook] ↠ A Path Worth Taking Author Mariella Starr – Thomashillier.co.uk

A Path Worth Taking Four Years Of Civil War Have Taken Their Toll On Bethany St Claire She Is No Longer A Sheltered Young Girl She Has Lost Everything, And Duty To Her Brother Has Forced Her Away From What Little She Had Left Of Her Former Life When Tragedy Befalls Her, She Is Left Destitute Her Choices Are Few And Frightening She Must Choose A Husband, Otherwise A Man She Despises Will Decide For Her The Memories Of One Night Of Passion Have Sustained Former Lt Garret Wakefield Through The Horrors Of Battle He Returns To Find The Girl Of His Dreams, Only To Be Told She Is Promised To Another A Man Of Honor Does Not Interfere With A Betrothal, So He Returns To His Former Profession As A Scout For A Wagon Train Fate Brings Bethany Under Garret S Watchful Guard Again, But His Job Takes Him Away From The Wagons Often Than He Is There To Protect Her While He Is Gone, Tragedy Strikes Left With Nothing But The Clothing She Is Wearing, Bethany Must Take A Husband To Survive Garret Is Not Going To Allow Another Man To Have What Was Once His He Wants Bethany For His Own, And He Will Have Her He Offers Marriage Because There Is No Other Way To Protect Her She Needs A Husband, And He Needs A Wife And A Companion To Help Him Build A Future Their New Life Together Will Be Difficult, But They Must Form A Strong Bond To Survive In An Untamed Territory Can A Forced Marriage Endure The Hardships They Must Face Can A Southern Beauty Find Happiness As The Wife Of A Man Who Believes In Spanking Disobedience And Transgressions Are Not Allowed, And Garret Has Discovered A Bared Bottom Over His Knee Is A Very Efficient Method Of Handling A Wayward Wife DISCLAIMER This Books Contains The Spanking Of Adult Women And Sexual Scenes If Any Of These Offend You, Please Do Not Purchase This Book.


10 thoughts on “A Path Worth Taking

  1. says:

    I received this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review and was thrilled This historical fiction was captivating as it took me from the Civil War to the wagon trains of the West Beth St Claire met Lieutenant Garret Wakefield as he led his unit into her property during the end of the Civil War While Beth, her friend Lettie, and Lettie s brother hid from the soldiers, she saw him take over her family home and stay in it as his soldiers stayed in the fields While sneaking in one night Garret found her and they wound up enjoying each other for one night that neither forgets As time went on they were lucky enough to run into each other after the war ended I loved how the author passed the large span of time without it being distracting or unrealistic Once they met and reconnected, life took on a new level of meaning and love The auth...


  2. says:

    TO NEW BEGINNINGSI enjoyed this well written and emotional historical that starts during the Civil War and then goes westward to Colorado In Barnesville, Maryland, eighteen year old Bethany St Claire is left trying to hold down the family homestead and orchards along with free blacks, Lettie and Jacob In 1863, a new Union regiment showed up, and they must hide in the tunnels for safety Beth thinks it is safe to go into the house and retrieve a few items and is captured inside by Lt Garret Wakefield She must not let him know about Lettie and Jacob and spends a night that includes giving up her virginity He leaves the next day, and she goes on with her life.The war ends her brother Nate returns and blames her for losing the homestead, which was burnt to the ground along with their orchards shortly before his return In 1868 he insisted that they will move to Oregon with a wagon train The journey is doomed early on, the wagon master has it out for Beth, and then Nate gets sick and dies, leaving Beth at the mercy of others Garret is a scout on the wagon train, and when he learns that the wagon master is going to force her to marry, he convinces her to marry him It takes these two five years to reunite from when they first met it must be fate T...


  3. says:

    I was given an ARC copy of this book for an honest review What a wonderful book this is The story is set in the second half of the nineteenth century and the prologue is set during the civil war when Garret and Beth first meet Their lives follow different paths and they meet up again on a Wagon Train heading west The author has created an absolute gem of a book There is a strong sense of time and place and Ms Starr seems as far as I can tell, to have researched the period well She vividly records the sense of hope, fear, courage and danger faced by early settlers in the West She doesn t shy away from the brutality of the time but neither does she dwell on the gruesome details Each character is so realistically and beautifully drawn that you feel you have actually met them in real life The two main characters are fully rounded and credible Garret is honest, hard working and strong minded but he isn t perfect which makes him much believable He loves Beth dearly and tries to protect her but he sometimes finds her willful and strongminded Beth has had a gentle and priviledged upbringing b...


  4. says:

    If ten stars were available, this book would deserve them Follow Bethany St Clair from the hidden tunnels beneath her family s destroyed farm house in Maryland to her new beginnings in Colorado The Civil War took everything Lt Garret Wakefield took her innocence in a moment of passion, which she did give willingly, and left the next morning to continue fighting his war Her home and orchards were eventually burned to the ground Beth s brother returned from the war to nothing remaining and demanded Beth follow him west by wagon train to a better life She had no choice but to follow Marcella Starr did a phenomenal job of researching the 1860s Civil War and the events which took place then and following that devastating time when so many tried to take too much of their past with them and went west Her descriptions of the trials of travel by wagon train as well as the Indian culture and soldiers out west are spellbinding Like most disobedient women back then, it was deemed necessary ...


  5. says:

    This is a great story of a DD relationship that takes place during and after the Civil War What begins as one night of human comfort between two very war weary people, develops into a happy marriage through some difficult times The couple s initial meeting and how they both came to be in that place was a great view of the difficulties of the Civil War That they met again later was a small miracle The war changed so many people s idea of what their future would or could be, so when they do meet again, these people are looking at vastly different futures than they may have imagined growing up They both are determined to make a good life and marriage as they deal with starting over in the west Even though marriage is forced upon them, it is not a hardship What is difficult, is learning about each other and each other s expectations For the woman, having a husband hold her to account to his rules, is very difficult especially s...


  6. says:

    Another thoughtful book by this author This book works because of the wonderful characters that the author has developed in Garrett, Beth and all of their supporting cast Garrett is strong, honest, protective, fair and believes that a man should be the head of his house Beth is a strong, feisty, hardworking and determined woman that is faced with ma...


  7. says:

    This is my honest review for my ARC copy During the civil war era, Beth is left to her own devices with two servants not slaves, despite their color They are loved and paid and like family But during war times, it was important for them to remain hidden For that matter, it was equally important for Beth When blue bellies ride up to her home, they run to hide in a room from a tunnel beneath the house, but the men remain in the house for days When all is quiet and Beth thinks it s safe, she tiptoes up to get supplies She finds the Lieutenant is still there, and when he r...


  8. says:

    Another excellent story by Mariella Starr Definitely worth the read.


  9. says:

    I loved this book The story was so well done and realistic I actually learned a lot about history while reading this It just transports you in time and takes you on this amazing journey While this was a domestic discipline romance, the spankings were not the main focal point of the story, there was an actual plot It was a historical novel that just happened to have spankings I loved that we got ...


  10. says:

    This book is a must for anyone who enjoys historical fiction The characters are so well written that you really know them even the minor characters The plot is full of action that illustrates the joys and challenges of settling the west as well as that of marriage and friendship.Beth has had to overcome one challenge after another since the Civil War Luckily she had her best friend, Nettie And by chance, she encounters Garret One night of passion ends and Garret leaves to finish his job in th...