Guardians of the Heart by Loree Lough is a story about two people who have endured a lot during their young life and growing up, and so both have bottled up their hearts. Two lost souls wandering through life just trying to make the best out of what they have been offered are brought together when Asa needs to hire a housekeeper for his grandparent’s inn that he plans to reopen. In steps Nell who applies for the job. Asa and Nell are such a great team together and quickly become very good friends. However, there is a spark of more if only either one thought they deserved each other. I stepped back in time for just a little bit with this story in 1883 in Denver, Colorado. I enjoyed my visit with this town and all of the ups and downs they had to face and waited, albeit a little impatiently to see if Asa and Nell would have a happily ever after. I received this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.