Monday, September 29, 2014

A Place in His Heart

A Place in His Heart
(The Southold Chronicles)
Rebecca DeMarino
ISBN: 978-0800722180
June 2014/336 pages/$15.99

She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart?

Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of the London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother.

With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas's secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary's world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister?

And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband's broken heart?

Read an excerpt.


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Rebecca DeMarino is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society. She was a 2011 Genesis Award semi-finalist. Rebecca is retired from a major airline and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at


This is an achingly compelling novel that tugged at my heart, and it's even more touching to learn that it is inspired by the story of the author's ancestors and that Mary and Barnabas really existed. With skill that exceeds the abilities of most debut novelists, DeMarino ably portrays the heartache and loss experienced by Barnabas and his sons, Joseph and Benjamin, as well as by Mary herself as she longs to receive the deep love that she lavishes on her family. The setting comes to life with the vivid portrayal of the difficulty of eking out a life in a harsh new land. The customs of seventeenth century life add a unique depth, particularly traditions such as the passing of the tongs. Faith and the quest for religious freedom weave throughout this captivating tale. Don't miss A Place in His Heart!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Revell Publishing at ICRS last summer. 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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