A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell


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Yes, she was dramatic in her life and in her profession. And, yes, she was probably self-absorbed. But she never let her daughter drift far from her mind and heart. Although Rosalind would not know for many years that her mother took care of her from a distance while on the stage, it was true. The men in her life were poor choices and added reason to love from afar. Charlotte finally retired to a 16th Century limestone mansion named Fosberry Hall. The first time she saw it, it took her breath away. Now it became almost impossible to breathe from the stuffiness of the life and relationship with her husband, Lord Fosberry. And then it happened. She was contacted to perform. But how would she be able to do it? She was bodily heavy, held like a captive in a fortress, and had little resources now of her own. This story will show how love prevails in an unexpected way and how our true Lord covers our losses in our time of need. Lawana Blackwell is one of my favorite authors of Historical sagas. This is a lovely new story and I whole-hardheartedly recommend it. Don’t miss this intimate mother and daughter renewal.

This book was provided by Bethany-Baker Books. All opinions are my own. Mary Ann Young Robinson, Boise, Idaho

 

 

Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig


Although I did not read the first two books of the series, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. But…because there was “one” word over-used in this book, I suspect there is a very good reason that I could find out if I read the first ones. A descriptive word. An Irish lass makes a sinful choice and gets involved with a lad from her hometown. While trying to escape the clutches of some evil Irish organizers, the lad is killed. The ship’s captain has taken on the job of finding out why and how each person is connected to the underworld characters. Although some of the characters say they believe in God, it takes numerous occasions of protection by Him before they come to grips of His love and their call to obedience. Not an overly Christian book, but by no means un-Christian either. Written well, similar to the writings of Phillips and Pella. I anticipate I will be reading other books by this author!

I received this book free from Bethany Publishers. I have given an honest review.

Mary Young Robinson, Boise, Idaho

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