This is a historical romance set in America in the 1600s. Bridget and Philippe come from different backgrounds, including different religions. Bridget can’t convince her parents or Philippe that the differences can be overcome, and she caves in to their pressure to choose a more suitable suitor. Philippe, who was an indentured servant to Bridget’s father, returns to his own family and tries to forget about Bridget.
Edward seems to be a perfect match for Bridget, and they become engaged after a short courtship. No one suspects Edward of being involved in gun smuggling and murder, except Philippe’s younger brother, Charles. Charles risks his life to warn Philippe that Bridget is in danger, and the two of them make plans to rescue her.
This is the last book of a series, and there is a lot of backstory thrown in regarding Philippe’s family. The characters are all interesting, though, and I was able to keep track of them without much problem even though I haven’t read the earlier books.
This one has some references to God and religion, but isn’t what I’d consider a religious book. Some of the content was not what I’d expect in an inspirational romance but, over all, it was an enjoyable read.
Where Hearts are Free, by Golden Keyes Parsons, was provided to me for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.