Inventions of the heart

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


Inventions of the heart (The Lumber Baron’s Daughters Book #2)


Mary Connealy


Baker House

Publication Date:

July 5, 2022




295 pages


This story starts in 1872 in Darada Rio, California. After the death of a wealthy businessman, his wife marries a vicious and conniving man. Three daughters flee their stepfather’s control who is attempting to sell them for a profit. A young farmer takes in the daughters to keep them safe from forced marriages. and one step ahead of their stepfather. Zane is trying to figure out how to harvest gold from his property without starting a major gold rush while protecting Michelle and her sisters. But danger is seeking her out and neither Zane nor Michelle are sure of how to proceed next. Read a story of fears, discoveries and love unfolding.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:


Christian impact:

These families all believe in God and seek Him in prayer.

Inventions of the Heart

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