July 26, 2016

Place in His Heart

A Place in His Heart is the first tale in Rebecca DeMarino's series, The Southhold Chronicles.  On the opening pages of this book, you meet Mary Langton.  After being left at the alter, Mary desperately wants to find and marry a man who will love and be there for her.  When Mary crosses paths with Barnabas Horton, a newly widowed man in her hometown, she sees him as a potential alternative to the man her father has planned for her to marry. Barnabas is also in need of a wife to help him raise his two young boys and he sees Mary as an answer to his prayer.   You cannot help but wonder what will occur between these two when you see that Barnabas is still desperately in love with his fist wife!

As you watch Barnabas, a Puritan, plan to take his family to America, the new world forming on the other side of the ocean, you know that there will be hard times ahead.  It is interesting to get a glimpse of what America may have looked like in its first days as you watch Barnabas and Mary struggle to build a life together as they attempt to settle into both this new world and their marriage!

Will Mary ever feel truly accepted by her husband?  Will Barnabas ever be able to love his new wife?  Hold on until the final pages to learn the answers to these questions!