The Heart's Lullaby - eBook
This was a great story, following The Heart's Journey which was fantastic. The only thing I didn't like was there were some curse words in this second book. The character was rough at the beginning but I don't expect to find curse words in books from Christian Book. The author could simply state the character cursed without actually using the words. I loved the way the plan of salvation was given in the first book, right down the Roman road.
November 8, 2013
After two years of trying without success to have a baby, Elizabeth Truman learns that her husband may already be a father. While he bonds with the son he never knew he had, ElizabethÃ¢ÂÂs increased desperation to have a baby of her own causes her to choose a path of deception. When it dead ends in despair, however, she questions both her faith and the faithfulness of the Lord. Amy Beauregard arrives in Harvest Bay with her ten-year-old son, harboring secrets that could destroy her chance at happiness, and the conviction that God has long since abandoned her. But while she picks up the pieces of her shattered life, things start to fall into place that she couldn't have predicted. A strange twist of fate reminds both Elizabeth and Amy that even in the darkest times God is guiding His children, drawing them together in a way neither could have imagined. Will their renewed faith be strong enough to withstand another devastating blowÃ¢ÂÂor will The Heart's Lullaby be left unsung?
Elizabeth and Amy are two women that have one man in common. Elizabeth desperately wants a child, and Amy has one that was a product of the past. But despite their common denominator, they both have something the other one wants. Achieving your dreams can be difficult, but with big things like infertility and remarriage on the table, things are bound to get complicated.
Even as a stranger looking in, you can't help but feel the desperation of these two women's plight. I don't know how I would feel in either woman's shoes, but I can only imagine it would be hard either way. I wanted to fix everything for Amy and put her family back together. I wanted to grant Elizabeth's wish to have children, because I know what that feels like. But the ending was not what I was expecting at all, and it I enjoyed every bit of the journey.
This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
November 19, 2013
A Delightful & Heart-Felt Sequel
It was so good to finally, at long last, read this book by Jen. I was amazed when I started it one afternoon how easy it was to get into and how hard it was to put down! As the author herself told me, itÃ¢ÂÂs a heavier sadder story than the first book in the series, HeartÃ¢ÂÂs Journey Home. But, despite that, it was well-worth the time I spent reading it! I found myself totally empathizing with the main women of the story, Elizabeth and Amy. Though they were vastly different from each other in many ways, and though I have experienced very little of what they have/had gone through, I still was deeply entwined with them through their stories. It sounds weird, but I donÃ¢ÂÂt know how else to put it! I got so exasperated with some of the characters sometimes Ã¢ÂÂ thatÃ¢ÂÂs the sign of a great book. IÃ¢ÂÂll definitely be keeping this one! It has a strong, but not over-bearing, Christian message, and I guarantee it will encourage and also challenge you. It deals with some tough issues in amazing ways. It was a delight to meet up with characters I grew to know and love in HJH. I thought it was a wonderful book!
**The author sent me a copy of this book for review purposes. I wasnÃ¢ÂÂt required to post a positive review, and wasnÃ¢ÂÂt recompensed in any other way. All opinions are my own.**
April 8, 2013
It showed the two very different sides of the story. The struggles both women were going through. It didnt leave me feeling like I needed to choose a side. You simply here their stories and can find relatable situations in both women.
January 18, 2013