Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Place in His Heart - A Review

Published - June, 2014 by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Series - The Southold Chronicles Book 1

Author - Rebecca DeMarino

Title - A Place in His Heart

Format - ebook, paper

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Mary Langston longs to be loved and cherished by a husband. When her father arranges a marriage with a man from her childhood, Mary begs him to not arrange it. Her father agrees to allow the widowed baker, Barnabas Horton, to court her instead. Barnabas loved his wife. He always will. But he knows that his young sons need a mother, and he's been touched by Mary's gentle heart. They reach an agreement and marry and soon set off for the New World. Mary loves her husband and his sons. But what her heart longs for the most is his love in return. Will she ever truly be Barnabas's wife or will the ghost of a woman long gone haunt their relationship and future?

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I thought the cover was amazing and it pulled me into the book. I found it to be pretty slow moving though.

Both Barnabas and Mary had issues to work through and to let go. I enjoyed how they came to work through those issues. But I felt that there could have been more depth in their characters. The author did a really great job in describing the harsh conditions of the New World.I also found it interesting to read the author's note at the end of the book where she explains that this story is based on her own ancestors and their journey to the New World.

While I didn't particularly love it, I didn't dislike it either. It was really just ok. Still others may love this book.

I received this book for free from Revell Books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of historical fiction

Rating - 3 stars

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