Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Place in His Heart (The Southold Chronicles #1)

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Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. 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.


My Impressions:
The thing that caught my attention was the cover of this book. It screams romance and adventure. After reading the synopsis and seeing that it was based on real family history I was sold and knew I needed to read it. Needless to say I was not disappointed by what I received. Rebecca did a beautiful job interweaving mystery,romance, intrigue, drama and suspense together with loveable characters that you will think about long after you close the final page of this book. 

I adore reading the coming to America stories and getting a  glimpse into the past and how things have changed because of the immigrants that came over. This book is filled with rich ancestry that inspires you and great historical sesttings. The imagery is so powerful within these pages that you feel you are England right beside the hero and heroin in their remarkable journey.  The story was a wonderful reminder of the sacrifices and hardship that was endured for freedom of religion.

All I can leave you with is God if faithful and the characters in this book got a taste of that faithfulness.  I would highly recommend this book to all fans of historical fiction and those that need a reminder that God's timing is the perfect timing.
 

 GIVEAWAY
Through June 16th, Rebecca DeMarino is hosting a giveaway with $250.00 in prizes!  Open to anyone with a US shipping address. Enter here:  a Rafflecopter giveaway


Author Biography

Rebecca DeMarino 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.

Disclaimer:

Thank you to the Revell Blog Tour, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
 
 
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