Monday, March 29, 2010

The Promise of Morning

The Promise of Morning
Life in Beldon Grove, Book 2
Ann Shorey
(Revell Books)
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3333-9
Price: $14.99

Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn't easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth.

Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town's founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before?

Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again.

Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Learn more by visiting her website and her blog.

As much as I enjoy reading historical fiction set in the 1800s, I am glad I am a modern girl. Life was difficult; not only did daily life offer its challenges but sickness and death were all-too-frequent occurrences. Ann Shorey's The Promise of Morning clearly depicts this sobering reality. Yet while the circumstances may be unique to the setting of this story, the emotions experienced by Ellie, Matthew, and others in the town are timeless. This multi-faceted story portrays the challenge of trusting God in the midst of tragedy & uncertainty as well as the question of whether hardship will fuse or tear apart a family and a town. Will The Promise of Morning help them endure the darkness of night?

You can find more information and purchase this book here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books as part of their Blogger Review 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.”


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Ann Shorey said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for reviewing The Promise of Morning on your blog. I really appreciated your take on my story.