Sunday, May 2, 2010
Heart's Desire: A Book Review
A powerful story about love, mystery, and intrigue. The Baker family dreams of coming to the new and expanding lands in Kentucky. Tragically, the dream dies for all but a few who would survive.
Ella Baker Gray marries and raises her own family, still believing her oldest brother, Benjamin, may have somehow survived the horrible tragedy decades before. When a stranger arrives in town, he brings a mystery as well as holds the keys to all of Ella's questions.
Kate Gray finds her calling in life and her one true love, William Miller. Will his father come between them, or will her desire to become a teacher be a wedge that drives them apart.
At the end of the annual Supper Basket Social, expected storms on the horizon threaten to destroy everyone and everything in their paths.
About The Author:
Dana Brown was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised for a time in Indiana, is the oldest of three children. She grew up with a sense of amily that is the basis of which drew her to research her family heritage in 1999. As a result of this researching, a love for history and the 19th century grew and resulted in her first book, "Forget Me Not: The Story Of Letitia Jared Lynch Albright Blissett". Chronicling the courtship between her 3rd great-grandparents, she re-discovered her love of writing.
As a result, she has begun to compile the various stories and lore from her mother's lineage into a fiction series, the first of which is "The Heart's Desire". It chronicles the life and times of the fictitious Gray family who lived near the town of Big Spring, Kentucky in the late 1940's.
Ms. Brown is currently single, teaching preschool. She enjoys crocheting, singing and watching old movies when she isn't doting on her dog, Baby.
This was a delightful book to read. If you are looking for a "clean" historical fiction read that has a well developed story line and "real", believable characters, then you will need to read "The Heart's Desire". It is filled with romance and mystery and I really enjoyed the storylines. It is very well written and is a very quick read too. I look forward to reading the second book in this series in the near future! I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
***Thank you to the author, Dana Brown, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***