Escaping an abusive husband and the tragic loss of her newborn child, Tressa O’Daire leaves her home of Dublin, Ireland, for the unknown shores of New York City. There, she finds work in the powerful Langley family as a nurse-maid to a baby girl. The Langleys allow Tressa, a master baker by trade, to use their baking oven and she starts a business and a new life.
Ethan Langley, crippled in a riding accident that left him bound to a wheel chair, has spent the last eight years in his room escaping the embarrassment to his family and the hatred of his brother, Heaton. The only bright spot in his life is his sister, Sarah; until a certain Irish baker arrives and turns his life upside down.
Their very lives are threatened when the head of the Langley household dies unexpectedly leaving the business and family fortune to Heaton. As Heaton and his wife, Victoria, bring the family to the brink of ruination, Tressa and Ethan must save whatever they can, including the budding love between them
Tressa is an incredible and poignant book that will take its readers on an emotional and heart-warming story from start to finish. Tressa was a captivating and heart-wrenching read and an incredibly memorable one that I will struggle to forget for a long time thanks to the compelling story and extraordinary characters the reader meets along the way. The story is heart-wrenching at times thanks to the protagonist’s struggles while at other times it is inspiring as well as eye-opening and throughout it, you will undoubtedly feel a host of different emotions that will make you think about your own life and your own journey. This is thanks to the poignant journey of one woman as well as the impeccably well-developed story courtesy of the excellent author Barbara Cerny who transfixes her readers from start to finish.
Tressa will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Tressa O’Daire whose life has been turned upside down after an abusive marriage and the loss of her newborn child. Tressa however has a plan and that plan is to run away from her husband and leave her home of Dublin, Ireland, for New York City. It is here that Tressa will begin to rebuild her life again while working for the Langley family as a nurse-maid to a baby girl.
Tressa’s luck seems to only increase as she is allowed to bake in the home and this allows her to start a business and pursue her dreams and passion even more. However soon big changes will happen to the Langley household and Tressa’s plans are threatened as well as the beginnings of a romance she has with Ethan Langley and this book lovers is the premise of the poignant and captivating Tressa!
The story of Tressa is quite simply sensational as well as heartwarming but also heartbreaking. Tressa is a book that deals with many poignant themes as well as uplifting themes and all of these topics are weaved perfectly together, and the outcome is a beautiful piece of literature that will stay prominent in readers’ minds for many weeks upon completion. To write I am astounded by Tressa is an understatement, this captivating book captured me and held me prisoner until the very end. This is thanks to the incredible Barbara Cerny who has managed to flawlessly write an astonishing novel that will keep you captivated until the very end.
Barbara Cerny’s prose engrossed me very quickly thanks to the poignant themes she explores as well as the gripping narrative of the protagonist Tressa but what also gripped me was her sensitivity to the subjects explored. The sensitivity and passion in Cerny’s words were admirable and kept me turning the pages quickly as I desperately wanted to read more of her exceptional prose.
As I am madly in love with Tressa and think it is a captivating and poignant novel with a moving and memorable plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars because it deserves this! Tressa indeed is a captivating book, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should read this excellent book, you will not regret it! Be sure to have a read of the preview below and also keep an eye out for another review for another book by Barbara Cerny!
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