Thursday, December 29, 2022

Review Tour + #Giveaway: For the Love of Faith by Tricia McGill @GoddessFish

For the Love of Faith

by Tricia McGill

GENRE: Historical Romance


At almost seventeen Faith Boswell knows little about the world beyond the lodging house in Ballarat owned by her widowed mother. The mining town of Ballarat in 1860 is populated by those seeking to get rich by finding gold, so their residents are mostly miners on their way to the diggings with high hopes of finding this highly treasured substance. Sadly, Faith’s Ma is not the easiest person to get along with and Faith often wonders just why her mother is so bitter.

Things start to change unexpectedly one day when a stranger appears at the door of their home—a gentleman who mysteriously seems to know a lot about Faith’s Ma, her past life, plus Faith herself. Faith fears that her mother has been lying to her all her life. From that day Faith’s life takes a turn, perhaps for the better. One long-term lodger is a widow who unexpectedly presents Faith with an unusual birthday gift. This gift causes uproar which plays a large part in Faith’s life from them onwards.

Because Faith knows little about life outside of her sheltered existence, she is unable to fathom if handsome Walter Finch, son of the nearby store owners, has real feelings for her or is simply being kind. Faith is soon to find out just how willing he is to help her as she sets out on a new and scary phase in her life.


Faith quickened her pace as she neared the store, her Ma’s list clutched in her hand. This visit had become the highlight of her week, for the anticipation reached a level she could not understand. She sincerely hoped that the owner’s son, one Walter Finch would be working behind the counter. The store contained everything from cooking ingredients for the women, to shovels and hats for the men working out at the diggings, and had taken on a new pleasure in the past few months. She was at a loss to understand quite why this should be.

Previously Walt had barely passed the time of day with her until one morning as she handed her list over to George Finch, his son had come out of the back room, wiping his hands on a scrap of rag. “Finished out there, boy?” his father asked and with a nod Walt came towards Faith and smiled—and her heart was lost as he asked after her welfare and made some comment on her appearance that completely took her aback. Until that morning, no lad of similar age had shown the slightest interest in her and certainly not in her state of health.

Suddenly the one who now seemed to fill her thoughts far too often was striding towards her. Too late to step from the firmer path that had been laid down in front of the shops to protect the boots of the ladies, and to head across the street.

My Review:

For the Love of Faith is a story set in 1860 about a young girl, Faith Boswell. Faith’s mother owns a lodging house. Faith helps her mother run the lodging house.

Faith’s mother is a very harsh woman who doesn’t show her feelings. She keeps everything bottled up inside. Faith and her mother live in a mining town and most of their residents are miners.

Faith likes this boy Walter Finch in town whose family runs the store there. Walter is very good-looking. One day Walter asks Faith to go on a drive with him. Faith accepts his offer but keeps her little adventure a secret from her mother as she knows she would disapprove of her outing with a boy.

Faith lives life day to day doing the same things over and over. Cleaning, cooking, and taking care of their house quest. But her life is turned upside down when a man from her mother’s past shows up on their doorstep. Faith has no idea who this man is and what he wants. Who is this stranger and what does he want with Faith and her mother?

For the Love of Faith kept me hooked from the first page to the last. For the Love of Faith is a brilliantly written story. I loved all the characters as they seemed so real. I would love to see For the Love of Faith made into a movie or TV show. When I was reading For the Love of Faith I felt as if I was right there standing beside Faith and experiencing everything she did. I could see it all in my head as if it was real.

I would recommend For the Love of Faith to all romance and historical romance readers. Grab your copy of For the Love of Faith today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award winning author Tricia McGill spent her early days in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Sherry said...

Great cover and excerpt.

Tricia McGill said...
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Debbie P said...

This sounds like a book that I am really going to enjoy.

Tricia McGill said...

I enjoyed writing this one so much. Hope you like it. I hope this message gets up as I am having problems currently with Google and FB.

Edgar Gerik said...

Great review

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of For the Love of Faith, it sounds like a must read for me. On a personal note, I am not sure how I feel about a story set in the 1960's being classified as a historical novel as that was the decade that I was born in, lol.

Tricia McGill said...

I think you misread the blurb, Bea. For the Love of Faith is set in the 1860s Australia around the Gold Rush era. Tricia

Audrey Stewart said...

I am a longtime fan of Tricia McGill. I love reading her books.

Tricia McGill said...

Thank you Audrey. I hope you enjoy this one. It's hard to pick favourites but I think Walt just about fits the bill in this one. Tricia

Ally Swanson - FAB said...

I really like the book cover!! Very inspiring and eye-catching!!