Saturday, June 14, 2014
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.
This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino's own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life--and a legacy--in the New World.
When I first saw this book and read the synopsis, I thought it sounded like something I would really enjoy since I love marriage of convenience stories. Sadly as I started this book I found that it wasn't for me. I wasn't really connecting with the characters and some of the things they thought and did just rubbed me wrong. Also there was a bit of historical inaccuracy which turned me off somewhat. Other than those things it was still a decent story and I might have even taken the time to finish it if it wasn't for the fact that I was swamped with review books and crazy busy, and if I hadn't found out that the characters didn't change much throughout the book. I believe this is one of those books that just isn't for everyone so if it sounds like something you might like I definitely encourage you to read other reviews before deciding whether or not to read it!
Meet the Author
When Rebecca DeMarino traveled to Horton Point, Long Island, with her mother, Helen Jean Horton Worley, in 1999, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing. Rebecca's debut novel, A PLACE IN HIS HEART, is a historical romance based on Mary and Barnabas Horton, Rebecca's ninth great-grandparents. Set in 1600's Southold, Long Island, book one of The Southold Chronicles will be released by Revell in June, 2014. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and when not writing, she enjoys family and genealogy, travel, reading, running, baking and gardening. Rebecca is represented by Greg Johnson of WordServe Literary Agency.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.