Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada



In the summer of 1860, Prince Edward Island is astir as its citizens eagerly anticipate their first visit from a member of the British royal family. Molly Orland is too poor to be invited to the ball in honor of the young Prince of Wales, but she and several other local young women are pleased when they're hired as extra staff in the house where he will be a guest. There she meets Peter Stark, understeward for the royal party. Peter is attracted to the beauty of the island -- and to Molly, whom he's determined to shield from the antics of the playboy prince. When they discover a long-buried secret that could bring shame to Peter's royal employer, will he remain a loyal servant -- or help Molly and her family get the justice they deserve?

My Review:

Delicious. There is so much that appealed to me in this book. First, the setting. It's rare to find a Christian fiction book set in Canada so I was intrigued from the start, but throw in Prince Edward Island -- the magical land of Anne -- and I was near to swooning when I picked up my copy. LOL. And what a perfect time for this book to be released -- with the upcoming royal wedding and subsequent royal visit to Canada. Summerside Press couldn't have planned it better if they tried. Hope the royal watching hype goes far towards promoting Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Have to admit that I kept expecting Anne Shirley to pop up somewhere even though Molly and Peter's story takes place several decades before Anne's birth and that added some of the charm to my read.

I loved how Davis captured the behind-the-scenes preparations for the Royal visit and thrust innocent farm girl, Molly into the middle of it all. Her awe and nervousness leapt off the page and made me feel like I was right there and just as terrified as she was over spilling soup on a member of the royal party! Her attraction to Peter is sweet and filled with promise even though most of the events in this book cover only a few days.

Peter cuts a dashing hero for all that he is a commoner. His impeccable manners, integrity and devotion to his employer make him an admirable man but it's his personal history that Davis slowly reveals throughout the course of the story that really fleshes him out.

There is also a surprising thread of 'light' intrigue weaving its way through the pages of this book that culminates in a taut climax. Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island was a pleasurable read that I enjoyed immensely. It definitely should find it's way onto your TBR shelf.

Reminder: If you would like a chance to win a copy of Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Susan Page Davis, leave a comment below. A draw will be held on Sunday April 24 for all the books I read between April 11 - 23. For more information about the Giveaway check out the April Showers Bring Reading Hours blog posted on March 31.


  1. Hi Kav! I love your blog! And this book sounds great! I would love to be entered for a chance to win. :)
    I hope you are having a great day!

  2. Hey Kav,
    I have been entering all the contests I can find for this book:) I LOVE Anne of Green Gables and it is my favorite movie. The cover even looks like Anne:D Thanks for entering me.


  3. Hey Miranda -- welcome and good luck!

    And Charity -- oh now -- what happens if you win at all the blogs????? LOL. It makes me smile just thinking about this book. I'm sad it's over for me, but glad you still get to anticipate a good read! Good luck in the draw(s)!

  4. I'm soooooo excited about this book, and I would LOVE a chance to win, Kav! Thank you so much!



    P.S. I agree with you, Charity, about loving Anne of Green Gables, and that the cover looks like her! :)

  5. LOL! That would be nice but once if I win more than one copy of the book I always let them know:) Had it happen a couple times and the author normally just sends it on to pass to another family member or friend. I am also a member of Paperbackswap so we always swap books around on there:)

  6. You're in Amber! I know how much you like the Love Finds You line.

    Charity -- I have never heard of paperbackswap. I'll have to check that out!

  7. I'm dying to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. You're in, Ann Lee. Good luck!

  9. Is it just me or does the girl on the cover look like Anne Shirley?! I would love to read this book-visited PEI about 10 years ago, and it is a beautiful place! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Hope -- I LOVE the cover on this book. And I've heard others say the picture reminded them of Anne too. Her hairs blonde though -- at least it is in the book, but I think the pose and the tilt of the head are all Anne Shirley. Wonder if they did that on purpose?

    Consider yourself in the draw. :-)

  11. This one is at the top of my wish list! I've only read one Love Finds You book, but I really liked it! :)

  12. It's a brilliant line, isn't it? Good luck, Bluerose.

  13. Man, you're a reading machine right now! This is a book I've looked at a couple of times. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  14. LOL. My life is so stressful I need the distraction, Pegg!

  15. I can't believe I forgot to comment on this one. Actually, then again with the move, I can believe it. I'd love a chance to read it.

    I'm having some problems with my normal email address, so please use this one.

    Chelle1917 (at) aol (dot) come

  16. That should say, Chelle1917 (at) aol (dot) com

    Ooops, lol.