Thursday, December 12, 2013

Home for My Heart - A Review

Sadie Sillsby loves her position as assistant to the matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children. She enjoys the children and dreams of the day when she will be able to marry Blaine, her beau. When the matron suddenly announces her own upcoming marriage, Sadie finds herself next inline for the position. But when Blaine also puts their own dreams into motion and is able to marry her immediately, Sadie must choose - her future with Blaine or the children who need her.

I think that this is the first book that I've read by Anne Mateer. I really felt kind of blah about the book as I began it. It did take me a while to get into it. But once I was involved, I found that the book is a heart-warming read.

I wished, often through the book, that Sadie and Blaine would just talk. Things could have been resolved so much faster between them if they'd just talked. I really enjoyed the character of Miranda. I found that she may have been a little gruff around the edges, but she really did have a heart of gold. It just took Sadie a long time to realize that. I loved how when Sadie came to the realization that running the Home wasn't in her God-given gifts (or SHAPE as my pastor would call it), that she actively sought out a person who did have that talent. Sadie realized the mistakes she made both in her career and in her relationships and set about trying to right them - even at the cost of her own happiness.

Overall, I'd say that this wasn't my favorite book, but it was sweet.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Janette Oke, Beverly Lewis, Lauraine Snelling, Jody Hedlund, Tracie Peterson, Judy Baer

Rating - 4 stars


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