Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Place in His Heart

A Place in His Heart
The Southold Chronicles
Rebecca DeMarino
Mary wants to marry for love. But her father is pressuring her to marry a young man that repulses her. So impulsively she marries a widower who doesn't love her, but needs her for a mother. She hopes that like her sister, they will grow to love each other over time. But her world might come apart when she learns that he husband plans to move them to the New World to escape persecution for his beliefs. Mary isn't sure she can survive being so far from her family, especially when she can't seem to have a baby of her own.

The first few chapters were about the relationship between the two main characters. I thought the book might be about their romance. But then the story took a turn and became more of a historical saga. The author was able to aptly convey the hardships of life in the New World. The story spanned almost a decade and gave a glimpse into the lives of the early settlers. The drama between the two characters was a bit difficult at times, but I appreciated the wife's loyalty and devotion.
I enjoyed the glimpses into the friendships that Mary formed in her new home. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy sagas, historical fiction, and stories of unending loyalty.

I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my review.

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