The Best of Intentions

The Best of Intentions

In the aftermath of tragedy, Grace hopes to reclaim her nephew from the relatives who rejected her sister because of her class. Under an alias, she becomes her nephew's nanny to observe the formidable family up close. Unexpectedly, she begins to fall for the boy's guardian, who is promised to another. Can Grace protect her nephew . . . and her heart?...

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Title:The Best of Intentions
Author:Susan Anne Mason
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:0764219839
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Best of Intentions Reviews

  • Maureen Timerman
    Aug 26, 2018
    As I read this book the title became more and more obvious of the, little white lies, or big ones, I could understand the author putting Grace in the position of wanting to fulfill her sister?s wishes and also wanting to be in life of this young child. I found myself quickly page tu...
  • Ashley
    Oct 06, 2018
    It certainly had it's good aspects, but some things just didn't sit well for me. I do like that Virginia is also a devoted aunt, willing to sacrifice her future happiness for Christian. I'm not sure I liked Colin, he seemed a little moody for me. And forceful. I understand why, I gu...
  • Kav
    Sep 06, 2018
    Squeeeeaaaalll!!! A new series by Susan Anne Mason and it has a Canadian setting! Super jazzed about that and the way she brought historical Toronto to life. Very Murdoch Mysteryish (without the mystery) and a decade later. :-) And I loved the prologue where she sets things up for the ...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Aug 29, 2018
    Title: The Best of Intentions (Canadian Crossings #1) Author: Susan Anne Mason Pages: 352 Year: 2018 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. The First World War has just ended and Grace Abernathy eels that it is now safe to leave her home and mother in ...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Jul 17, 2018
    'Lord, I don't know if this is a miracle or the biggest mistake of my life, but I'm going to have to trust you to guide me through it.' Grace Abernathy travels from England to Canada in the aftermath of WWI to visit her sister Rose, who has married a Canadian and is now a widow. She...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    Sep 25, 2018
    Susan Anne Mason has crafted a heart-warming historical tale set in Canada in 1919, one with unexpected plot twists, a dash of romance, and characters you will surely grow to admire. Now, being Canadian myself, it's possible that I am somewhat biased towards immediately liking this nov...
  • Paty Hinojosa
    Aug 16, 2018
    This is the first novel in the Canadian Crossings Series and it was a wonderful start! In 1919 in the SS Olympics, Grace Abernathy meets Quinten and Emmaline and forge an unusual friendship. They all are on a special mission that takes them from England to Canada. This is Grace?...
  • English
    Sep 27, 2018
    Sweet little story set just after WW1 in Canada. Its a nice clean romance providing an interesting exploration of the impact of trauma, war and loss on families. A perfectly nice, light, uplifting read that's not too taxing. The characters are good and well-drawn, even if the hero and ...
  • Denise Hershberger
    Oct 10, 2018
    I was so excited to learn that Mason had a new series starting! This book did not disappoint! I absolutely loved Andrew! He was a great hero because while he was quite realistic. He had wonderful qualities like his kindness, but he also had many faults. I appreciate those types of ...
  • Amy
    Jul 17, 2018
    The Best of Intentions is the beginning of Susan Anne Mason's whole new series, Canadian Crossings. I have loved her other previous books and this one is no exception. I loved Grace right from the start and admired her bravery, courage and determination. I had to keep reading, turn the...
  • Rebecca
    Sep 19, 2018
    "There's no easy way to say this, Grace . . . . . Rose . . passed away three weeks ago." Having traveled from England to Canada in order to spend time with her widowed sister and infant nephew, Grace Abernathy is shocked beyond belief upon learning of her sister's death. Desperate t...
  • Staci
    Aug 18, 2018
    I love how the prologue pulled me in right away. I nearly stopped reading in the first couple of chapters because the plot appeared to be exactly the same as a prior novel. However, I'm glad I kept reading because I was soon fully engaged in Grace's story. She traveled from England to ...
  • Elaine Manders
    Sep 06, 2018
    Downton Abbey fans will love the story of family conflict right after WWI. I found myself cheering for Grace and Andrew as their romance developed. The glitz and glamour of Toronto in the early 20th century is well presented and the conflict held my interest throughout. ...
  • Loraine Nunley
    Aug 01, 2018
    Simply wonderful. I enjoyed everything about this story, the plot, characters, setting? All masterfully woven together to make my heart beat faster as I turned the pages. Great job! Full review is at my website. I received this book complimentary from the author. I was not requir...
  • Lynda Edwards
    Aug 17, 2018
    Mason does an excellent job of writing family dramas?the first series of hers that I read was about the O?Leary family, and the next novel was a standalone about a complex family tree, hidden for years. This book begins a new series, but the relationships within and between these f...
  • Diana
    Jul 16, 2018
    When you reach the conclusion of a book with a huge lump in your throat and smudgy mascara under your eyes and streaming down the sides of your cheeks?you know you have just read an awesome novel. Gut-wrenching, angsty, and oh, sooo romantic. Such exquisite torment?sighhh. Grace Ab...
  • BlueJeansAndTeacups
    Jul 22, 2018
    INTENSE DRAMA May 1919, three strangers meet on the SS Olympic. Each one is on a mission to find family. Grace Abernathy is traveling from England to Canada to find her sister Rose along with her new baby and bring them home before her mother leaves this world. Quinten Aspinall come...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    Jul 25, 2018
    This story grabbed my attention from the beginning. Filled with drama and emotion, these characters leap off the page and into your imagination with ease! I was kept up late into the night, unable to put the book down, because I just had to know how it was all going to turn out! The...
  • Rachael
    Jul 14, 2018
    I really enjoyed the story and plot line. Plot was so original and enjoyed. However, this book is definitely character driven. I really liked Grace. She went through a lot in her life, and it?s hard to say what one would do in her place. Truly liked Virginia as well. Andrew is ...
  • Alicia Lowery
    Sep 28, 2018
    I really enjoyed this story! I enjoyed the setting of Toronto, Canada and the Post-WW 1 time period. The family loyalties and obligations were so complicated, it sure made romantic relationships a struggle. It also added to the suspense! Thank you Susan for another excellent bo...
  • Sarah Ruut
    Jul 20, 2018
    Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we blow it. Sometimes the consequences are severe. And sometimes they are comical! Grace and Andrew are each determined to do what's right, even if that means sacrificing their own dreams or happiness. Unfortunately, those good intentions...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Jul 07, 2018
    Historical Romance is much different than contemporary romance. Yes, both genres are completely predictable, such as most romance stories are, but I enjoy traveling to a different time period and watching people live in their different worlds. Seeing things we don't have around anymore...
  • Trixi
    Jul 20, 2018
    I admire Grace?s determination in fulfilling her promise to her ill mother. Not knowing what will happen on the other side of the ocean & facing the Easton?s who rejected her sister Rose is a mighty bold move in my mind. What she finds on the other end is not what she expected ...
  • Beth Erin
    Sep 07, 2018
    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.com Grace is a hardworking, dutiful daughter and devoted sister. She entangles herself in a sticky web of half-truths and secrets kept... with the best of intentions, of course. I can sympathize and even justify Grace's choices but only to an extent....
  • Lori
    May 01, 2018
    When I opened this book I was surprised!! I never thought that I would see my favorite ship's name in this book!! Thank you!! I'm glad someone has finally used this wonderful ship as a backdrop!! I even felt like I was on board this ship. I enjoyed learning about Toronto, Canada. I cou...
  • The Books and Biscuits Blog
    Aug 07, 2018
    The Best of Intentions ? Susan Anne Mason (5 Stars) In The Best of Intentions, Ms. Mason begins her Canadian Crossings series. Grace Abernathy travels across the Atlantic from England to reach Toronto, in hopes of helping her sister and nephew. However, the Spanish flu has reached...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    Aug 21, 2018
    The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason is the first in the series: Canadian Crossings. In 1919, Grace Abernathy travels to Toronto, Canada to fetch her widowed sister, Rose, and infant nephew, Christian, back to their mother in England. Dire circumstances greet her. Rose has fal...
  • Kellyn Roth
    Dec 09, 2018
    Full review to come, but for now, let me just say it was a surprisingly good book! I wasn't sure what to think going in, but it ended up packed with heart and awesome! The romance was sweet and clean and not too predictable (which is a huge thing for a book of this genre), and the side...
  • Janet Slipak
    Nov 15, 2018
    In the aftermath of tragedy, Grace hopes to reclaim her nephew from the relatives who rejected her sister because of her class. Under an alias, she becomes her nephew?s nanny to observe the formidable family up close. Unexpectedly, she begins to fall for the boy?s guardian, who is ...
  • A. Harrison
    Oct 01, 2018
    My Review Genre: Christian Fiction, My Rating: 4 Stars. Recommendation: 15 up. My favorite character/s: Virginia was my favorite character, I loved how she cared for her family and made the choices she did even if they were hard ones to make. My Verse for Virginia is Prove...