Sunday, June 8, 2014

Book Review: A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Back Cover:
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.
This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino’s own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life–and a legacy–in the New World.

The Positives:
I was pulled into the story of Mary and Barnabas from the very beginning. I was fighting along side Mary when she said she would only marry for love. 
I felt for Barnabas and I wanted him to be happy again and not blame himself. I wanted to hit him over the head sometimes when he was being so stubborn.
His sons, Joseph and Ben, really tugged at my heartstrings. I wanted to wrap Joseph up and just hold him sometimes. He had been through so much for someone so young.
Mary's devotion and patience with Barnabas made me love her even more.
Barnabas and Mary's faith played a big role and gave the story such depth!

The Negatives:
The only negatives were that there were big gaps between chapters. Sometimes gaps from six months to almost eighteen months. It gave the story a feeling of dragging on and on.

Even though it dragged in some places, I loved this book! It was great for the author's first book and based on her ancestors. I would definitely recommend this!

I received this book for free from Revell in exchange for my honest review. 

Through June 16th, Rebecca DeMarino is hosting a giveaway with $250.00 in prizes!  Open to anyone with a US shipping address.

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