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The secondary characters, of which there ppenelope many, are extremely well-drawn. The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging. At his heart, he’s a good man though.

Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered. In fact, the title is quite apt, as the author is very talented at bringing out that deep sense of yearning in both of penelpoe until they finally come together once and for all. Even when faced with marrying a man she doesn’t love and someday possibly watching the man she does love marry someone else, Delia is up to the challenge, prepared to rejoice in his happiness if that willizmson comes.

It’s superb in every way. She tries to see the good in everyone, even when they aren’t willing to give her the same chance.

Not that we don’t get Ty’s or other characters’ POVs, but I felt like the book was more about Delia’s journey from a grog shop serving girl in Boston to the more respectable woman she longs to be. May contain moderately wid love scenes, usually no more than three.

Meg is still grieving her mother, and she’s the rebellious one who doesn’t want a step-mother. Penelope Williamson Star Rating: Williamson is extremely good at is drawing the historical setting. Delia wants nothing penlope than to escape this life, so when she sees Ty’s advertisement for a wife, she thinks it may be the answer to willd prayers. Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad.


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More than anything, she yearns to be a respectable lady. Delia is more than willing to follow the man with the magical healing hands anywhere, even if it means having to marry another. Raised among the Indians but educated abroad in England, Doctor Tyler Savitch is a man with a foot in two worlds. As yeanring farmer, there’s much work to be done on his homestead as well as two little girls for whom to care, but Nat still deeply loves his first wife and probably shouldn’t have married again so soon after her death, regardless of the need.

Ty’s willingness to turn Delia over to marry another man after the intimacy they’d williamsob may be a bit hard for some readers to swallow. I first read A Wild Yearning probably more than twenty years ago, so when I picked it up for a reread, I remembered very little about the story. It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters.

A Wild Yearning is an epic love story that spans about a year and a half from start to finish, but it never felt artificially drawn out or tedious.

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The stand-outs include, Nat, the man who Ty brought Delia to marry. Tildy is sweet and inquisitive and seems to love everyone, including Delia. I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. He brought his knowledge back to the Colonies, where he lives in the small settlement of Merrymeeting, much to his grandfather’s chagrin.


We always endeavor not to give away endings or major plot twists in either our synopses or reviews, however they may occasionally contain information which some readers might consider to be mild spoilers. Abused by her drunken father and struggling for survival on the Boston waterfront as a tavern serving wench, Delia McQuaid longs for a better life, one in which she’s a respectable lady. There was absolutely nothing about this book I would have changed, making it an incredibly enjoyable reread for me.

This book not only incorporates this era, but is also very well-researched. Not recommended for under 18 or sensitive readers. Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality. May contain a number of explicitly descriptive love scenes. I loved watching her grow and change, facing the challenges set before her with grace and dignity. Still, Ty can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under his skin at every turn.

He’s attracted to Delia’s spunky spirit from the moment he first meets her, but he has no intention of falling in love or marrying the wench.