Finding Home: Novelette - eBook
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Vendor: White Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Christmas Extravaganza
A Christmas voyage to London . . . Six months ago, Alexa Gordon's engagement transformed from happiness to betrayal. Christmas is on the way. The last thing she wants to do is spend the holiday in mourning for being so foolish with her emotions. A spontaneous, soul-reviving trip to London is just what she needs.Becomes a mission of the heart . . . Peter Colby, a treasured friend from Alexa's study abroad term in England years ago, welcomes her back to the UK with open arms. He knows she's still reeling, but he's determined to show her a proper, fulfilling love that will keep her at his side forever. And God's plan unfolds. But they live half the world apart, and Alexa is shattered by past pain. Can Peter help her find the courage she longs for? Can he convince Alexa that finding home isn't just about logistics, it's about the power of the heart?
Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God?s love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laud her work as: "Riveting." "Realistic and true to heart." "Compelling." Marianne's novel, Devotion, earned the prestigious Bookseller's Best Award from Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America as well as Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements from the Ancient City Romance Authors (ACRA), also a chapter of RWA. Hearts Communion earned Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year honors as well as Best Inspirational Romance from ACRA. Her novella Finding Home earned the Selah Award for excellence in Christian fiction and Evans has also earned acclaim in such RWA contests as The International Digital Awards, The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence where she has been a finalist three times, and the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence contest. Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. She's also active in American Christian Fiction Writers and the Michigan Literary Network. Connect at: Website: www.marianneevans.com Blog: www.marianneevans.blogspot.com Facebook Reader Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marianne-Evans/308711716744 Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarEvansAuthor Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Marianne-Evans/e/B001KHZN0Y/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1389809743&sr=8-2-ent
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NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Magical & Heartwarming!December 7, 2012NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For six months Alexa Gordon mourned a broken engagement. As she stood in her kitchen following a recipe for scones, memories of a study term spent in Britain engulfed her. University friends, Peter and Vannie Colby had purchased the cookbook from Harrod's as a gift to her. Memories of a happier time sparked a sudden desire to revisit the UK and the friends she'd grown to love. Discovering Alexa's Facebook status of baking scones and counting down the days till the end of the year, Peter saw an opportunity to bring Alexa to revisit London. He responded with an offer of free accommodations in the apartment he shared with his twin sister, Vannie. Peter's enthusiasm and a pictorial description of a scene from the pages of Dickens prompted Alexa to an impulsive decision to return to London for the Christmas season. As Alexa and Peter revisited the wonderful places she held close to her heart her attraction for Peter intensified, something Alexa wasn't yet prepared to pursue. Peter was confused and frustrated by Alexa's hesitancy, but encouraged her to listen and follow God's lead as his love for her continued to heighten.
"Finding Home" is a delightful and heartwarming rendition of lovable and believable characters brought to life. I felt as though I had been transported to London, and was given the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of that historic city, to partake in high tea at Harrod's, spend an evening in an English pub, as well as visiting Trafalgar Square and the London Bridge. This tale of the struggles of two young people finding their places in life and love is serendipitous and charming. Following God's plan for their lives is pivotal in this story of a romantic holiday in London. I highly recommend this lovely novella!
A complimentary copy of Finding Home was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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