At the age of twenty, Elizabeth is the youngest Donovan and the only girl in the family. She is beautiful, and a talented free spirit who is happiest when lost in the world of her art–painting. There are several local men who would love to marry her, as there is a serious shortage of women in Bozeman, MT in the 1890’s. Elizabeth has seen her own brothers send for mail-order brides. Emma was the first young woman to move west from Boston to marry Ethan. Several of Emma’s friends followed–Julia, Colleen, Brianna, Maeve and Fiona.
But Elizabeth is in no hurry to marry any of the local men. No one has captured her heart in the same way that her childhood neighbor, Julian, did. Theirs was an innocent, but strong, love and their future seemed all but certain to Elizabeth until something terrible happened when Elizabeth was just thirteen. No one has ever said exactly what he supposedly did, but Julian was sent away. Her family said it was for the best, given what happened, and it was made clear to her that should he ever return, Elizabeth would be strictly forbidden from having anything to do with him.
Elizabeth thought she’d put Julian out of her mind, considered him gone and part of her past. But when he suddenly returns, all the familiar feelings re-surface and what she is finally told that he has done doesn’t reconcile with the person standing before her. Elizabeth is determined to uncover the truth, to prove that Julian is the man she believes him to be.Read & Download The Youngest Donovan by Ashley Merrick PDF, ePub, Kindle.