The Deepest Sigh (Echoes of the Heart Book 1)

The Deepest Sigh (Echoes of the Heart Book 1) Seventeen Year Old Marilla Eckert Is In Love With Langdon Lang Prescott, Her Family S Hired Farm Hand, Unaware Of His Passionate Feelings Toward Her Older Sister Delia When Delia Weds A Longtime Beau, Lang Settles For Marilla Instead, Despite His Continued Longing And Intent To Someday Win Delia Away From Her Husband Marilla Soon Realizes Where Lang S Devotion Truly Lies, Yet She Presses On, Giving Everything She Has To Offer, Convinced She Can Still Gain His Love.Then America Steps Into The Great War The Men Are Sent A World Away To Fight, And Marilla S Cares, Coupled With The Lack Of Her Husband S Favor, Finally Wear Her Thin When Heartache And Disaster Strikes On Every Front, And Marilla S Hour Of Need Leads Her Elsewhere For Comfort, Will Each Of Them Wind Up Too Broken To Ever Find Their Hearts True Homes With her exemplary unique voice, Naomi Musch has crafted a hauntingly beautiful novel that immediately sent my emotions in a tailspin They were literally all over the page as I drank in the heartbreaking details of Marilla Eckert s life, whose only sin was to fall in love with the handsome, charming man of her dreams A man who just so happens to be totally enad with her sister I wanted to throttle Langston Prescott, who came to work on Marilla s father s farm and immediately fell in love with the beautiful, spunky Delia Eckert I know people can t help who they fall in love with, but why did he have to propose to the tall and skinny Marilla whose only attribute is her lovely sea green eyes , just because her exquisite sister marries another Lang doesn t mistreat her and he really tries to be a good husband I have to give him credit for that , and I almost felt sorry for him but not too much We definitely had a love hate relationship going on and I ll be the 1st to admit he was pretty hunky I love how Marilla evolves throughout the storyfrom
Wow I don t know what I expected in this book, but I was engrossed from start to finish The characters didn t let me go even after I d shut the book They are deep, complex, and achingly human with their hopes, dreams, faults, and foibles Sometimes you don t know who to root for Sometimes you want to slap one of them Sometimes you want to weep for them Beautiful
The beginning of this book had me believing the story was about loving the wrong person But about half way through, I realized it went so much deeper than that It showed me how much we are capable of forgiveness and trusting someone after a broken heart This book ended up capturing my attention in such a way that I never expected Love doesn t happen all on it s o
I d enjoyed the author s Mist O er the Voyageur, but this is so much different yet oh so well nuanced, her characters so real, their reactions, their glances The story wraps around two Wisconsin sisters and their compelling entanglements during the years of the Great War and the Spanis
I loved it but I didn tI ask sure I will read this again The plot was solid and the characters were even better The part that I didn t love was central to the plot and was done amazingly well But I struggled with the beginning. Naomi Musch is a new author to me, one that I discovered on Twitter It s difficult for me to review The Deepest Sigh because I didn t read it like a normal human being should, and yet I truly loved reading it So let s start at the beginning The Deepest Sigh starts strong I was enticed from the beginning scene I would call it of an unconventional romance in that the girl gets the boy she wants, but the boy doesn t want her He wants her sister, who doesn t want him because she s married too But the boy decides he can bide his time until he finds an opportunity as the home wrecker he longs to be The perfect storyline for a dramatic movie I was hooked.Then around page 100, I started getting frustrated I found myself not caring as much about the characters Langdon was the world s biggest jerk and I constantly yelled at Marilla for not seeing it enough I didn t see any happy endings