Monday, June 09, 2014
Book Review: A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino
Mary Langton has a problem. Though she longs to have a marriage based on love, she has been left at the altar and now no one in her village seems to think her good enough for marriage. Her father wants to solve this problem by arranging a marriage with well to do man from London.
Her problems may be solved though, when she runs into the handsome baker, Barnabas Horton. widowed and left with two small boys who desperately need a mother. Though Mary is Anglican and Barnabas a Puritan, her father agrees to the match.
Now all Mary has to do is win a place in Barnabas' heart which is no small task considering he loved his first wife so deeply. When the Puritans seem under attack from the English government, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and move to the New World. Maybe there, away from the memories of the past, Mary will finally find a place in his heart.
The thing I really liked about this book is that I felt like I was able to follow Mary and Barnabas through a long period of their lives. So you weren't left wondering what happens after they marry like in so many stories. I was drawn into their tale and enjoyed watching them grow as a family. It was also set during an interesting time in history so that added another layer of depth to the story. Quite a few sad parts so keep your tissues on hand, especially if you are like me and your family lives in another country! Definitely made me appreciate all the ways of communication we have today :-)
Thank you to Revell Publishers for a free copy of this book to review.
NOTE: Through June 16th, Rebecca DeMarino is hosting a giveaway with $250 in prizes! Get details here.