I am starting to get into my personal pile of books that I have purchased, so you may see older books popping up now and then. Come back Monday when I will review Rebecca’s newest release, the second in this series. Then come back Wednesday when I will be interviewing her 🙂
She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart?
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of the London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother.
With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas’s secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary’s world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister?
And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband’s broken heart?
This was a such an interesting historical time period to read. Barnabas is under English persecution due to his puritan beliefs but marries Mary who doesn’t have those beliefs but that doesn’t’ stop them.
There are many things to like about this book. Mary is a sweet character who only wants her husband’s heart. She is like so many of us, she marries thinking it won’t matter if he doesn’t love her like she wants but deep down that is all she wants. She wants his heart and wonders if she will ever get it.
Barnabas questions how he could ever love a woman as much as he loved his first wife. Mary is good for his boys, he knows that and he does care for her but will it be enough?
My favorite part of the book was the journey to the New World. I don’t know if I would’ve been able to stomach it.
The ending is pure sweetness but I can’t tell you what happened.
I also enjoyed how Jesus was very much in this book. The faith displayed by the characters is very strong and evident. It will give you more to think about as you look back on our (the United States) history.
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