Historical Novel Society Editors’ Choice Book

The House on Tenafly Road

After his service in the Civil War, Sergeant John Weldon, haunted and nearly shattered by his experiences on and off the battlefield (which left him with lingering acute pain and a morphine addiction), makes his way to the picturesque new village of Englewood in New Jersey at the invitation of the spirited and welcoming McCullough family. He falls in love with the daughter of the house, fiercely intelligent and compassionate Kate, but he’s traumatized by the war and its aftereffects, and in the course of a long and very satisfyingly complex novel, Morris throws dozens of obstacles in the path of their relationship (including some extremely evocative flashbacks of Weldon’s war memories).

The various members of the McCullough family are portrayed with careful detail and some moments of unexpected humor, but it’s the tortured John Weldon who commands the book; his slow and halting search for personal redemption makes for mesmerizing reading. Recommended.

Weary of running series


*****The second installment in The Tenafly Road Series definitely did not disappoint. With the introduction of new characters and the return of familiar ones, Weary of Running made for an exciting read. The protagonist, Thankful, is the real highlight of the novel. She consistently makes very poor decisions but in the end, you can understand why she has made every last one of them. The story ranges from love and romance to questions of faith and morality. It does all this without being preachy and explores many angles of different aspects of life. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Amazon.com

*****I loved The House on Tenafly Road and have been looking forward . . .I have been waiting impatiently for this book to come out and I have to say it was worth the wait!
I Loved “House on Tenafly Road” and have been looking forward to this second one. I must say, it has not disappointed me.It has some of the characters from, House on Tenafly Road, but some very interesting new ones. My favorite is,Thankful, although at times I wanted to “shake” her.Unfortunately I finished it in a day and now will be waiting for the next one!Great work Adrienne Morris!

*****Hope and Faith. It was so interesting it went so fast, I couldn’t believe I was at the end. I know I will buy the next book that Adrienne Morris has because I have to find out what happens to Buck ,William and Thankful. I hope it comes out soon.

***** Great Book! Very interesting characters, some lovable, some you love to hate, or hope will be redeemed in the future. “Thankful” is a strong, fearless woman and deserves her own book!

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