Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Place in His Heart: A Book Review

About The Book:

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?

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Rebecca DeMarino is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society. She was a 2011 Genesis Award semi-finalist and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. A Place in His Heart is based on DeMarino's ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life--and a legacy--in the New World. Learn more at

My Review:

One thing that I have loved about reviewing books over the last almost five years, is that it has brought me back to one of the very first genres that I fell in love with over 20 years ago: Historical Christian Fiction. I have been blessed to read some amazing novels over this time and recently read one that will definitely be on my fave list for sure!

A Place in His Heart has everything a great historical fiction, be it Christian or not, should have. Correct historical references, outstanding characters, amazing story lines and a book that flows well. Really, it was that good. I was up late into the night reading this one, taken into the world of Mary and Barnabas from the very first chapter. This was absolutely one of my favorite debut novels ever, and I cannot wait for book two of The Southold Chronicles to find out what happens next in this series. You can get a sneak peek into the next book, as an excerpt is included at the back of this one! A heart-warming read that I thoroughly enjoyed with a comfy quilt and cup of tea over a couple of days. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Place in His Heart at your favorite local bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Revell Reads Blogging Program and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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