The element of love

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


The element of love (#1 Lumber Baron’s daughter)


Mary Connealy


Bethany House

Publishing date:





302 pages


It’s May 1872 in Northern California. Laura Stiles, her two sisters and their mother struggle after the loss of their husband and father. Mother rushes into a bad marriage and now the daughters have to deal with that disastrous choice and save their family business. When they discover their new stepfather intends to marry them off to his less than desirable friends, they must escape and find better marriage matches for themselves.  They hatch a plan to right a wrong.

What would you do to save your family business? How can they protect their mother from her controlling, conniving new husband? All three girls must marry to take back control of the family dynasty.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Age 15 to adult

Christian impact:

Finding God everywhere from a prison to family struggles.

Also includes:

-book recommendations


The Element of Love (The Lumber Baron's Daughters, #1)

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