A Heart Set Free

In 1770, Heather Douglas is desperate to escape a brewing scandal in her native Scotland. Penniless and hoping for a fresh start far away, she signs a seven-year indenture and boards a British merchant vessel headed to Virginia.

Widowed planter Matthew Stewart needs someone to help raise his two young children. The tall blond standing on the Alexandria quay doesn’t look like much after her harrowing sea voyage, but there’s a refinement about her that her filthy clothing cannot hide. Could God be leading him to take this unknown indentured servant as his wife?

When Matthew purchases Heather’s indenture, marries her, and takes her to his farm, she is faced with new and constant challenges. And Matthew wonders if they can ever bridge their differences and make a life together.

But in the Virginia countryside, Heather begins her greatest journey, one of self-discovery and of maturing faith. Here, she discovers that her emotional and spiritual scars bind her far more than her indenture . . . and love will finally set her heart free.

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What people are saying:


“Loved the whole of it. Location, plot, Heather, Matthew and the sweet children. Worth your time and your money and looking for more from this author. … Real issues handled well with scriptural messages of wisdom and familiarity from my upbringing. Not preachy but with Traditional values good works and sensitivity.”


“Historically accurate, and compelling in detail of landscape and characters, I read this in one sitting. The storyline unfolds beautifully, helping us understand the characters natures and fears and as this writer’s skill with words and story take us through the strengthening of hearts and hope. You will root for the main characters, and contemplate your own life and faith as you share in their sorrows and their joys. A delightfully rich read.”


“Such a beautiful love story. First & foremost, the love story we can have with our sweet Lord & Savior; this book is a great reminder of all the wonderful gifts we can not only have, but can expect through His awesome love for us, His children.”


“This is a wonderful story! It has just the right amount of intrigue, romance, and adventure to keep the reader turning the pages – one of those books I didn’t want to finish too quickly, but didn’t want to stop reading.”


“If you’re interested in early American history, a lovely romantic tale and the true freedom God offers, this book is for you!”


“Well worth reading! Charming characters and plenty of story to keep you turning the pages.”

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