April 28, 2017
Jody Hedlund's latest novella entitled An Awakened Heart: An Orphan Train Novella, will introduce you to her latest series, An Orphan Train. You will meet Christine Pendleton, a wealthy young woman living in New York City, during the 1850's. Looking for a place to serve those less fortunate than herself, Christine has begun volunteering at the Centre Street Chapel. She soon meets Guy Bedell, the on site pastor, who is looking for ways to serve as well. Unfortunately, their approaches seem to be polar opposites. Guy's approach is to focus on the sins these people have committed, while Christine's approach is to cover these people with the love and acceptance of God, as Jesus Christ himself would offer!
As you see Guy and Christine begin to develop a plan to offer the poor women of the city a way to earn money for themselves, you will also see that feelings are developing between them! When the benefactors of the Centre Street Chapel will not accept their plan, Christine knows that God will lead them to another way!
You wonder if Guy and Christine will find a new way to minister to the poor on the streets of New York City. Do not be surprised when God leads them to a new plan, as well as a young family of three sisters with nowhere to go and no hope for the future!
April 13, 2017
Robin Lee Hatcher's latest tale, You'll think of Me, tells the story of Brooklyn Myers. She has felt abandoned her whole life, first by her mother, then her father and finally her husband. Brooklyn has been trying to keep it together for herself and her daughter Alycia's the sake, when she sent only learns that Chad, her former husband, has passed away. He has left his family home and property to his wife and daughter. Brooklyn finally sees some new hope for their lives!
Chad has left something else, his dying request that his best friend, Derek, be the father to Alycia that he never was himself. Derek have been hoping to purchase some of Derek's land to start up his own organic fruit farm, but now it seems his plans must change as well!
Hang on to see how both Brooklyn and Derek's plans work out in the end and how God makes a difference in both of their lives!
I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.
April 1, 2017
In Jody Hedlund's latest tale, For Love and Honor, you will meet Sir Bennet as he called home to Maidstone to deal with some money problems. His brother, Aldric, has borrrowed money from Lord Pitt, as well as some other neighbors; however, he is unable to repay it. As you see Bennet deal with Captain Foxe, an employee of the Lord, who has come for some repayment, you will suddenly see them both draw swords!
Sir Bennet has been trained as a knight, so he is ready for a fight. With the man finally is sent away, Bennet must think of a way to pay off this debt. Across the countryside, Lady Sabine has been living with her grandmother, since her father died three years ago. Her grandmother has been encouraging Sabine to consider marriage; however, she fears this will never take place because of the blemish she carries on her skin. Sir Bennet considers locating a wealthy maiden to marry to help him pay off his family's debt; while at the same time, Lady Sabine fears she will never find a man who will marry her, simply for the woman she is!
When Lady Sabine shows up at Maidstone, she assumes that she is there to purchase some artwork; however, her grandmother has made plans with Sir Bennet to work towards a possible marriage contract. In the middle of Sabine and Bennet learning more about each other, Maidstone is attacked by Lord Pitt and everyone on the property fear for their very lives!
Things get much more complicated when Lady Sabine is accused of witchcraft because of the marks on her skin. Hang on until the last pages to see how Bennet and Sabine survive this out of control situation!
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review.