Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Tracey J Lyons brings listeners, Lydia’s Passion, book 2 in the popular and quirky Women of Surprise series with narration by Kimberly Austin. Lydia’s Aunt Margaret Monroe always had a way of meddling in the lives of her three nieces. Therefore, it was no shock to learn she wants Lydia to be the new schoolteacher in the town of Surprise. A bit spoiled, and used to being unencumbered by responsibilities, Lydia can’t believe she’ll be in charge of a roomful of children. Afterall, she has no experience, but she would do anything for her aunt.
Alexander Judson, the head of the school committee has serious doubts about Miss Lydia and is very vocal about voicing his misgivings about her ability to teach to anyone who will listen.
Deciding she’s up for this challenge, and determined to prove the man wrong, Lydia attacks her new position with gusto. No one is more surprised than Lydia herself when she earns the love and respect of the children, but Alexander is still not convinced even though his two children bring home glowing reports of Miss Lydia. He continues to thwart her every move.
Ever since his wife died in a tragic fall, he’s been unwavering in keeping his family from the cutting pain of such a loss again. He is convinced that no other woman can ever hold his heart or those of his children. Lydia feels Alexander is an over protective parent and worries about his son and daughter.
It will take another near, tragic accident, some interference from the townsfolk and some forgiveness on both their parts for Lydia and Alexander to realize they can build a family together.