Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Promise of Morning Book Review

About The Book:

Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn't easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth.

Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town's founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before? 

Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again.

You can read an excerpt of The Promise of Morning here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul

My Review:

This book was fantastic. I have not read the first book in the At Home In Beldon Grove, however The Promise of Morning is a wonderful book all on its own, and could very well be a stand-alone title. Shorey's writing style is very reminiscent of Janette Oke, Jane Kirkpatrick and Lynn Austin, just to name a few.

One theme that is evident through this book is the strength seen in overcoming obstacles and how the Lord will bring us through each obstacle faced. I was reminded over and over through reading this book, that God knows all that will occur in our life, and He will always bring us through, we just have to let Him. By going through the tough times, we are drawn closer to God. Just because one is Christian does not mean one will never experience pain and trials, but because one is a Christian we have hope during these trials that good will come out of them.

The Promise Of Morning was very easy to read and a quick read. It is very evident that Shorey put a lot of research in while writing this book, and I felt that I was right the book as I read. Very vivid writing! I could see this book as a movie!

If you love historical fiction, particularly Christian historical fiction, then I urge you to read The Promise of Morning. You willl not be disappointed. I know I was not! I cannot wait to see what over work author, Ann Shorey comes out with next.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Promise of Morning online directly through Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. It is also available through your favorite local Christian bookseller, as of March 2010!

*Thank you to Graf-Martin and Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

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