April 13, 2013

Bending Toward The Sun

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The novella, Bending Toward the Sun by Mona Hodgson, tells the story of Emilie as she is trying to find her way in the world.

She lives alone with her father after her mother’s death.  She has been assisting her father with running their general store in town.  Her father thinks sending her to school will bring her a better life, but her heart’s desire is only to stay near her friends and the people she loves!

The plot thickens when Quaid McFarland returns to town.  This young man who returns from war looks much different from the boy Emilie knew before.  Her heart is drawn to this young man; unfortunately, her father has a prejudice against Quaid’s Irish roots.

Emilie heart is torn between love for her father and a growing feeling for Quaid.  Take a journey as Emilie and Quaid learn about waiting on God’s timing in life!

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review

April 6, 2013

Though My Heart Is Torn

Though My Heart Is Torn, Cadence of Grace Series #2   -     
        By: Joanne Bischof

The novel, Though My Heart is Torn by Joann Bischof, continues the tale of Gideon and Lonnie.  This couple was introduced in Be Still My Soul.  Their tumultuous relationship ended in a peaceful way following the birth of their son, Jacob.

Though My Heart is Torn begins with Gideon and Lonnie being called home by Lonnie’s father with the news of her mother’s imminent death.  They hurry back to town only to find Lonnie’s mother alive and well!  Lonnie’s father’s deception was an attempt to bring Gideon back to town to pay for past mistakes.

Before Gideon had been forced to marry Lonnie, he had married Cassie Allan to make amends for dishonoring her.  Gideon had believed that Cassie had annulled the marriage.  Now he finds that she did not and he actually has 2 wives!  Cassie’s family demands that he corrects the problem by dissolving his marriage to Lonnie and remarrying Cassie.  The pastors involved with these marriages demand that this is the best answer to the problem.  This decision breaks the hearts of both Lonnie and Gideon!  Gideon wants to run, but Lonnie decides she must let go of her love and try to rebuild her life.

Sit back and watch as these young people try to sort out this challenge that has been laid before them!
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review

April 1, 2013

Grave Consequences

Grave Consequences, Grand Tour Series #2   -     
        By: Lisa T. Bergren

The novel Grave Consequences by Lisa T. Bergren begins with Cora Diehl learning that her father is not her birthfather.  She is the daughter of Wallace Kensington, a wealthy copper baron.  She soon joins her half siblings and their wealthy friends on a grand tour of Europe. 

This is where the mystery begins.  An attempted kidnapping of Cora takes place in Paris.  The Kensington children along with their friends and tour guides continue on the grand tour having to constantly look over their shoulders for the men who are after them.

You will remain on the edge of you seat as you read this book greatly anticipating the ending!