Wednesday, February 04, 2009
A Man Most Worthy by Ruth Axtell Morren
I very much enjoyed this book, as I do all this author’s books. A Man Most Worthy is unique in that it’s almost like two romances in one, although it’s the same two people who fall in love both times.
Alice Shepard is the privileged daughter of a wealthy businessman. Nicholas Tennant is her father’s poor but ambitious secretary. Alice is only a teenager when the two of them meet. She becomes infatuated with her father’s clerk and soon falls in love with him, believing that some day they will marry. But when her father discovers their attraction, he callously sends Nicholas away without any recommendation or means of support. He is destitute. What will become of him? And what will become of Alice, who is so desperately in need of the love she’s never known, with her mother dead and her father more dedicated to his work than his daughter?
It’s a poignant love story interrupted, then resumed many years later. I hope I haven’t given too much away, but it is full of twists and turns, and very romantic! I highly recommend it!