The Best of Intentions
series: Canadian Crossings
She Swore to Protect Her Nephew at Any Cost. But What if That Price is a Chance at Love?
In the aftermath of WWI, Grace Abernathy is determined to reunite her family, crossing an ocean to convince her widowed sister to return home to England. Yet, in Toronto she discovers more tragedy--her nephew Christian in the custody of his paternal relatives, the formidable Easton family, who rejected Grace's sister because of her low social status.
Unconvinced the Eastons can be fitting caretakers, Grace uses an assumed name to secure the position of Christian's nanny and moves into the Easton estate. There she can observe the family up close, while ensuring Christian's well-being. In the course of her new role, she is shocked to find herself falling in love with Andrew Easton, the boy's guardian. Unfortunately, Andrew is promised to a spoiled socialite who is sure to make a terrible stepmother for Christian. Will Grace be able to protect her nephew . . . and her heart?
"Mason begins her new Canadian Crossings series with this engaging family drama set in Toronto in 1919, and featuring sharp character development, an exciting plot, and delightful, forbidden upstairs/downstairs romances. Readers will be charmed as they follow Toronto's elite through galas and carnivals, while exploring the challenge of finding true worth not in wealth or others' approval, but in the comfort of God's grace and forgiveness. Laced with inspiration, Mason's historical faith romance is an uplifting read."
Booklist starred review
"Book 1 in the Canadian Crossings series is a delightful romance with a strong thread of faith, mercy, and love. Mason adeptly moves her characters through heartbreak and disillusionment to emerge strengthened and renewed. An excellent book with twists of fate and the underlying courage to do the right thing regardless of cost."
"Mason sets up a very complex web of relationships between the Easton and Abernathy families, but they are seamlessly woven into the story. Each character is distinct and memorable . . . . The Best of Intentions is a moving examination of the emotions of mourning, complicated family dynamics and the way love can be a powerful, healing force."