For The Love of Faith by Tricia McGill

At almost seventeen Faith Boswell knows little about the world beyond the lodging house in Ballarat owned by her widowed mother. The mining town of Ballarat in 1860 is populated by those seeking to get rich by finding gold, so their residents are mostly miners on their way to the diggings with high hopes of finding this highly treasured substance. Sadly, Faith’s Ma is not the easiest person to get along with and Faith often wonders just why her mother is so bitter.

Things start to change unexpectedly one day when a stranger appears at the door of their home—a gentleman who mysteriously seems to know a lot about Faith’s Ma, her past life, plus Faith herself. Faith fears that her mother has been lying to her all her life. From that day Faith’s life takes a turn, perhaps for the better. One long-term lodger is a widow who unexpectedly presents Faith with an unusual birthday gift. This gift causes uproar which plays a large part in Faith’s life from them onwards.

Because Faith knows little about life outside of her sheltered existence, she is unable to fathom if handsome Walter Finch, son of the nearby store owners, has real feelings for her or is simply being kind. Faith is soon to find out just how willing he is to help her as she sets out on a new and scary phase in her life.


“For the Love of Faith is very well written, and the characters were well created, and I found that they developed well in the story. There are a lot of secrets that changed Faith and her
mom’s life. I like Walter Finch. He really liked Faith, and he found an intriguing and exciting way to let her know. If you enjoy mining towns and the enjoyment of finding out what the guys found on their mining trips, you will love this book. And since there is a hefty dose of romance floating through the story, it makes it even more exciting. I encourage you to run out and grab a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed!” Splashes of Joy

“1860, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Seventeen-year-old Faith is an unappreciated drudge in her bad-tempered, harsh, widowed ma’s boarding house. Home-schooled, her only friends are Walter Finch, who relinquished his dream of breeding horses to work in his father’s general store, and his sister. Her ma ‘has a thousand rules, too many for her to keep up with. I enjoyed this novel by talented author, Ms. McGill and look forward to reading her next release.” Rosemary Morris

“For the Love of Faith kept me hooked from the first page to the last. For the Love of Faith is a brilliantly written story. I loved all the characters as they seemed so real. I would love to see For the Love of Faith made into a movie or TV show. When I was reading For the Love of Faith I felt as if I was right there standing beside Faith and experiencing everything she did. I could see it all in my head as if it was real. I would recommend For the Love of Faith to all romance and
historical romance readers. Grab your copy of For the Love of Faith today!” The Avid Reader

“I found For the Love of Faith to be an enjoyable read, and if you like historical romance, I think you’ll like it too. Faith is an appealing heroine. She’s helped her Ma in their boarding house ever since she was small. She wonders why her mother is so bitter and unloving, but she has no answer. Walt our hero is gallant, handsome, and true. He has big dreams that he hints he would like to share with Faith. There’s a nice element of suspense that pulls the reader in. There are
some secrets too. All in all, I liked the book, and I’m glad I had the chance to read it. I recommend it without reservation.” Elaine Cantrell

“For the Love of Faith is another beautifully written historical romance from Tricia McGill. In this book the heroine is a naive seventeen-year-old girl who helps her mother run their
boarding house to make ends meet. When a stranger arrives in town who knows Gert from the past, life is turned on its head for Faith. The tale moves methodically toward the HEA we know is coming, but the joy is following the descriptive flow of the telling of life in an 1860s mining town.” Gina Rae Mitchell

This book, “For the Love of Faith,” is a compelling, charming, intriguing, historical romance read filled with engaging characters, beautiful horses, and a satisfying HEA!! This is the fourth book I’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing from the talented author, Tricia McGill.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it!!  I think all historical romance readers will like this book too!!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading – you won’t be disappointed! Fabulous and Brunette

I enjoyed this story. Faith had a lot come into her life all at the same time. I loved her resilience to the hardships, secrets revealed, and possible loss of loved ones. She had the fortitude to take control and survive when necessary. Her love for Walt kept her going. He was caring, teasing, and wonderful. The ending brought a smile to my face as all secrets were brought out and the future looked better. Iron Canuck Reviews & More

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