Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

To Find Her Place by Susan Anne Mason July 19, 2021

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Can they find their way to the right future amid the uncertainty that faces them?

In the midst of WWII, Jane Linder pours all her energy and dreams for a family into her career at the Toronto Children’s Aid Society. As acting directress, Jane hopes for a permanent appointment so she can continue making a difference in the lives of children. But if the board were to find out she is divorced, everything would change. 

Garrett Wilder has been hired to overhaul operations at the Children’s Aid Society and investigate a report of misused funds. He hopes to impress the board members with his findings and earn the vacant director’s position. A war injury ended his dream of taking over his parents’ farm, but with the security of the director’s job, he’d be able to contribute financially and help save the family business. 

Despite their competing interests and Garret’s early suspicions, a friendship grows and feelings begin to blossom. But when Jane receives an unexpected opportunity that could fulfill her deepest desires, she finds herself at a crossroads. Can she discern the path to true happiness?

My thoughts:

I read the first book in this series and thoroughly enjoyed it so I definitely wanted to read the second on and I have to say this one is just as good.

I loved getting to know Jane and Garrett and the heartache they had to overcome. I knew there would be a wrench thrown into the mix at the end, and honestly there were a few wrenches, but it all works out at the end, of course. But the journey to get there is very interesting and a great read.

If you enjoy historical fiction I have no doubt you will be thrilled with this book.

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A Haven for Her Heart by Susan Anne Mason November 5, 2020

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Upon her release from a woman’s reformatory in 1941 Toronto, Olivia Rosetti wants nothing more than to forget the horrors of her time there and return to normal. But with her family unwilling to forgive and employers wary of hiring her, she quickly ends up desperate and homeless–until a chance encounter with well-to-do widow Ruth Bennington. The two discover they share a painful history and together decide to open a maternity home for troubled women.

Greek widower Darius Reed is determined to protect his daughter from the prejudice that killed her mother and hopes to marry into a prominent Toronto family. But when his employer orders him to persuade Ruth Bennington to sell them her property, Darius soon becomes conflicted over his feelings about the home and his attraction to Olivia.

Despite finding fulfilment in her work, Olivia must fight not only bitter memories and the community’s negative reaction to their mission, but also feelings for the man who is trying to close her home. Can love prove stronger than prejudice and societal pressures, or will past mistakes destroy her chance at true happiness?

My thoughts:

This is an amazing book. I didn’t want to put it down. I think this is my favorite Susan Anne Mason book I have read so far and I am super excited that this is the beginning of a series. I can’t help but wonder who will be the main characters…did we meet them in this book?

Olivia’s story is so heartbreaking but this id definitely a Genesis 5020 story. Her and Ruth use their heartache to help other woman. I can’t even imagine loosing all that Olivia lost in her life. But this book displays God’s goodness and redemption.

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The Brightest of Dreams by Susan Anne Mason February 20, 2020

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He Crossed an Ocean to Reunite His Family.
But Meeting Her Makes Him Question Everything.

Quinten Aspinall is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased father to keep his family together. To do so, he must travel to Canada to find his younger siblings, who were sent there as indentured workers while Quinn was away at war. But before he leaves, his employer offers him a deal. If Quinn can find the man’s wayward niece, who ran off with a Canadian soldier, and bring her back, then he will receive his own tenant farm, enabling him to provide a home for his ailing mother and siblings.

Julia Holloway’s decision to come to Toronto has been met with one disaster after another. When her uncle’s employee rescues her from a bad situation, she fears she can never repay Quinn’s kindness. So when he asks for her help to find his sister, she agrees. The quest draws the two of them together, but soon afterward, Julia receives devastating news that will change her life forever.

Torn between reuniting his family and protecting Julia, will Quinn have to sacrifice his chance at happiness to finally keep his promise?

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this story. So many twists and turn.

Just when I thought I handle on who Julia was the author threw in something new. When that news settles we get something else to throw the reader off.

Quinn’s adventure to find his siblings will keep you interested as well. Nothing goes quit as he has planned, but it is highly engaging.

We have the added secondary character of Harriet and her desire to help the orphans being abused.

Overall, a very well done story with much to keep the reader engaged.

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A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason June 4, 2018

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When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl’s heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station.

Unwilling to give up the girl he loves, he devises a plan to elope–believing that once their marriage is sanctioned by God, Lord Stainsby will be forced to accept their union. However, as Nolan struggles to learn the ways of the aristocracy, he finds himself caught between pleasing Hannah and living up to his father’s demanding expectations.

At every turn, forces work to keep the couple apart, and a solution to remain together seems further and further away. With Nolan’s new life pulling him irrevocably away from the woman he loves, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.

My thoughts:

I have never read anything by Susan and now I’m not so sure why I waited so long. I really enjoyed this book.

What wonderful twists and turns this story takes. I loved Nolan’s determination and strength. My heart broke for Hannah and her desire to be with Nolan but her struggle with his new station was so hard for her.

Edward (Nolan’s father) even had my sympathy even though he is rough around the edges and wants to hold to tradition.

Overall, a very engaging read that I highly recommend.

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Write to the Point with Susan Anne Mason January 14, 2015

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Susan Anne MasonToday we get write to the point with Susan Anne Mason. Read on to learn more about her.

Tell us about yourself, family, where are you from, how long have you been writing?

I live near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am married with 2 almost grown kids. I work part time as a church secretary, and I’ve been writing for over 10 years.

How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior?

I was raised by a very religious mother in the Catholic faith, so this was ingrained since childhood.

Tell us about your latest book(s). What do want your readers to take away after the last page?

I have two contemporary romances, “Betrayed Hearts” and “Wayward Hearts”, published with White Rose Publishing in 2014. They are available at Pelican Book Group or at My newest book is called “Healing the Widower’s Heart” and is coming out at in February with Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. This is a stand-alone contemporary romance about a widower, Nathan Porter, dealing withBetrayedHearts_medium guilt over the demise of his marriage and the sudden death of his estranged wife. His son, Zach, is struggling with this tragedy and Nathan is at a loss as to how to help him. When he brings Zach to Wyndermere House for a change of scenery, the pretty camp counselor offers them a lifeline to healing. What I hope readers take away from this story is that no matter how bleak things appear, there is always hope. God’s healing grace can turn the worst situation into something beautiful!

How often do you blog and what do you cover in your blog?

I’m embarrassed to admit that my blog is a big mess! LOL. Probably because I only blog sporadically and have never gained a following.

What are you reading right now?

I recently read “Here to Stay” by Melissa Tagg, a wonderful story with a Romeo/Juliet type theme. I also finished “Stranded with the Rancher” by Tina Radcliffe, a Love Inspired romance which was a lovely read.

I love Melissa Tagg, she has great books:)

WaywardHearts_medDo you have a life and/or a ministry verse?

Nothing definite. I just love sharing stories of love, hope, forgiveness and redemption. I love letting people see God’s saving grace in action through my characters.

Where can we find you on the web?

 My website is I’d love for people to drop by and find out about my historical series coming out in 2015.

Is there anything I didn’t ask that you would like to add?

Not much, just that I hope readers enjoy my stories, lovely romances with a message of healing and hope.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share with my readers. I pray God will continue to bless your journey.