Oct 1, The Paperback of the A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. By: Penelope Williamson I first read A Wild Yearning probably more than twenty years ago, so when I picked it up I love Penelope Williamson’s writing style. A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson – book cover, description, publication history.

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It was a roller-coater ride I was all too happy to take with these characters. Overall, A Wild Yearning was an incredibly well-written and engaging story that I hated to see end when I turned the last page.

Perhaps because of her background, she isn’t judgmental of others. When she first meets Ty, she’s very rough around the edges. The author really brought the setting to life with her vivid descriptions of life in a small settlement in Colonial Maine as well as the environmental details that truly made me feel like I’d been transported to another time and williamspn.

Still, Ty can’t seem to resist the lovely Delia, who gets under yerning skin at every turn. Even when faced with marrying a man she doesn’t love and someday possibly watching the man she does love marry someone else, Delia is up to the challenge, prepared to rejoice in his happiness if that time comes.

To the best of my recollection, A Wild Yearning is the only book I’ve read by Penelope Williamson, but this time around, it most certainly isn’t going to be my last. From the moment he meets Delia, Ty is deeply attracted to her, but he has no intention of falling in love with wile. Her friendship with the feisty Delia and aild the passion between Delia and Ty really helped her to come into her own. Elizabeth is very timid and reluctant to go to a remote wilderness settlement.

In fact, the title is quite apt, as the author is very talented at bringing out that deep sense of yearning in both wid them until they finally come together once and for all. If only he’d realized he was falling in love with her before it was too late That’s why she’s definitely earned a spot among my favorite romance heroines. Abused by her drunken father and struggling for survival on the Boston waterfront as a tavern serving wench, Delia McQuaid longs for a better life, one in which she’s a respectable lady.


She tries to see the good in everyone, even when they aren’t willing to give her the same chance. He often beats her and steals the money she earns at her job to support his habit. In spite of her telling him otherwise, he thinks she sold her body in addition to drinks at the grog shop where she worked. As a farmer, there’s much work to be done on his homestead as well as two little girls for whom to care, but Nat still deeply loves his first wife and probably shouldn’t have married again so soon after her death, regardless of the need.

Believing there’d be no harm in sampling her charms and that it might get her out of his system, Ty seduces and makes tender love to her along the trail.

At his heart, he’s a good man though. The thing I loved most about Delia is that she has a huge heart with lots of selfless love to give. I can totally see why this book won wilv Rita award.

Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution. This book not only incorporates this era, but is also very well-researched.

A Wild Yearning – Book Review – The Hope Chest Reviews

He became one of them, but at the age of sixteen, his step-father insisted that he must return to his own people. A Wild Yearning is an epic love story that spans about a year and a half from start to finish, but it never felt artificially drawn out or tedious. Instead, he’s determined to deliver her as promised to the man in Merrymeeting who asked him to place the ad. Ty is a stubborn, enigmatic alpha male with a lot of different sides to his personality.

As Delia says her vows to someone else, Ty finally understands that what he’s been feeling for her is far more than mere lust. I very much look forward to exploring her backlist soon. Wuld a result, he grew up among the Abenaki people with an Indian step-father he revered. The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook.


Williamson is extremely good at is yeanring the historical setting. A Wild Yearning By: We always endeavor not to give away endings or major plot twists in either our synopses or reviews, however they may occasionally contain information which some readers might consider to be mild spoilers. He has a hard time living with himself after that, but the deep abiding connection between him and Delia is still there, even as she’s trying to make a life with someone else.

Nat’s two daughters, Meg and Tildy, were perfectly rendered.

These books should still be appropriate for most mature teens and sensitive readers. She’s tough as nails, a real fighter, who always tries to make the best of difficult circumstances. Definite adults only material, not for the faint of heart.

I love Penelops Williamson’s writing style. Everyone, including Ty, thinks she’s a fallen woman, but in reality, she had enough pride and backbone to avoid prostituting herself to earn money, a fact which I admired.

The characters were very relatable and the plot was engaging. It’s superb in every way. These books would be appropriate for teen and sensitive readers. Caleb ysarning sweet and caring, obviously loving his wife to distraction.

He’s obviously only taking another wife as a matter of necessity.

A Wild Yearning

I love Ty’s idealistic nature and how he wants to help people and tries to stand up for the oppressed. Tildy is sweet and inquisitive and seems to love yeatning, including Delia.

She hopes it won’t come to that though, and that along their journey, he will come to realize he loves her as much as she loves him, especially after he sweetly makes love to her in the forest.