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Cultures clash during the 1920's and once romance enters the mix, lives are changed forever! When Pennsylvania coal miner Ken Roberts meets Lebanese immigrant Rosalind Gilbrand, he's compelled to share his faith with her. He'd like to share his heart, but will her grandparents' objections make that impossible? Includes a bonus story by Gail Sattler.
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Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Heartsong Presents
Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes her home in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with her husband of fifty years and enjoys being a grandma and great-grandma.
Robin Willson4 Stars Out Of 5I grew up near Wilkes-Barre, PAMay 21, 2017Robin WillsonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Christian Historical Romance set in the 1920s. I grew up near Wilkes-Barre, PA where the story is set. It"s a nice, rural area. As you drive through the area you can still see steam and smoke coming up through breaks in the ground from underground fires in the old mines. This is a story of differences in race and culture among immigrant communities, intolerance and profiling. A member of the "gypsy" community, Rosalind who is a Lebanese girl rides with her Grandfather, a peddler in the area. When searching in the woods for medicinal plants for her Grandmother, she meets Ken, who is a miner who comes there to read his bible and relax. They sit and talk each time they meet, learning about each other. Ken has been raised as a Christian and shares his faith and teaching with Rosalind. She learns that he is a man who will respect and honor her, unlike the man from her community who wants to marry her. When they get closer they find that neither family will accept them as a couple. A great example of Christian faith and trusting in God.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Barbour Publishing - Netgalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html.
Karen RWAGender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Two tender historical romancesMay 2, 2017Karen RWAGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed both of these inspirational stories, with tender romances that began with friendships between people from different backgrounds. Set in the 1920's and 1930's, with people struggling to make a living, the first one especially dealt with prejudice between cultures and classes. The second one also had two people with a social barrier due to hard times mainly.
I really liked both of the young men, who were hardworking, sincere believers, with kind hearts, struggling to overcome their financial hardships in honorable ways, looking to God for help and direction. The young women were also kind and tender, desiring to love their families, and yet follow their heart. There were many faith discussions that were encouraging to read, especially in the first story. Both were fairly well written. They reminded me of two of my favorite old movies, How Green Was My Valley and The Journey of Natty Gann; they had similar settings and themes, with a nostalgic feel, although the plots were quite different.
Recommend to readers who enjoy clean, historical romances with faith. (Both stories had been previously published under the same titles.)
(An e-book was provided by NetGalley and Barbour publishing. All opinions are my own.)