Mary Langton is a strong, strong woman. I don't think I could have made it as long as she did with Barnabas. I admire her courage and strength. However, I can relate deeply to Barnabas and his feelings. I know what it's like to lose a spouse. Rebecca DeMarino perfectly captured the emotions and depth of grief in Barnabas. The character development was well penned. They grew in faith and love just the way I would have hoped for them to. There were parts of the story that lagged a little for me, but I was still kept engaged. My favorite part of the story was the note from the author. It was so cool to learn that part of the story stemmed from the actual legacy of the author's family. I also enjoyed how real the interaction between the Indians and the English felt. The struggles of life in the New World was not dulled down for story purposes.
Overall, if you're looking for a story of faith, love, devotion, and live in the early America's, this is sthe story for you.
*I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.*
A Place in His Heart is a compelling historical romance! Barnabas and Marys story is a touching tale of love and loss, as well as a stirring story of faith and family. I enjoyed the wonderful characters and their courageous journey to the New World. The Horton family certainly found a place in my heart, and I look forward to continuing their story as The Southold Chronicles continue!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this story and share my thoughts.
A Place In His Heart : A Novel ( The Southold Chronicles - Volume ! )
By: Rebecca DeMarino
A Place In His Heart is the first book in The Southold Chronicles series. I truly enjoyed this story and Rebecca DeMarino has did a fantastic job of penning her story and the characters. A Place In His Heart had me hooked from the start and I could hardly put it down till the end. Mary is a young lady who wants to only marry for love. Barnabass wife passed away and left him with two small boys to raise. Now he loved his wife dearly and cannot get over her and no one could ever replace her in his heart, but he needs someone to help raise his two boys. How does Mary feel about Barnabas knowing he cannot get over his dead wife? Will Mary want to leave her family and travel to another country with Barnabas and his sons? Mary is so sweet , but can she love and stay with someone who does not love her? Will Barnabas ever give his heart to Mary? This is a very heartwarming historical romance and at times I felt tears in my eyes.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, which I have given.
I found this an interesting book. A marriage of convenience so to speak. Mary knew Barnabas had just recently lost his wife. She knew that he cared for her but was still grieving his "perfect" wife but needed help with his two young children. I found the character's capable of bringing out some emotions. Mary trying to be everything a wife should be and Barnabas, caring but not giving Mary the one thing she needed most. I was always wanting to shake them both for one reason or another! I enjoyed the history and story of this family. Their faith, courage and the struggles of settling in a new land. The author brought it together in a believable story.. I want to thank the author and Revell Books for the gifted copy, I enjoyed this book..
A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino - a wonderfully written, heartwarming tale that kept me enthralled from the very first page.
This book is over-flowing with faith, hope, love, devotion and family - but also danger and many challenges. There is something for everyone.
Barnabas takes Mary as his wife to be a mother to his children. Because he can never truly love another as long as he carries the pain of losing his first wife, the love of his life, can he and Mary ever truly be happy? The characters are so well written and Ms. DeMarino's writing style truly draws you in...once you start, you won't be able to put the book down.
If you are a fan of Historical Romance, this is definitely the book for you. I look forward to the next book with great anticipation!
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