23 March 2010

CFBA Tour Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis



This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


Heart Of Stone
Zondervan (March 1, 2010)


by


Jill Marie Landis


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jill Marie Landis is the bestselling author of over twenty novels. She has won numerous awards for her sweeping emotional romances, such as Summer Moon and Magnolia Creek. In recent years, as market demands turned to tales of vampires, erotica, and hotter, sexier historical romances, Jill turned to writing Inspirational Western Romances for Steeple Hill Books. She truly feels back in the saddle again, working on stories that are a joy to write. With her toes in the sand and head in the clouds, Jill now lives in Hawaii with her husband, Steve.




ABOUT THE BOOK

Laura Foster, free from the bondage of an unspeakable childhood has struggled to make a new life for herself. Now the owner of an elegant boardinghouse in Glory, Texas, she is known as a wealthy, respectable widow. But Laura never forgets that she is always just one step ahead of her past.



When Reverend Brand McCormick comes calling, Laura does all she can to discourage him as a suitor. She knows that if her past were discovered, Brand’s reputation would be ruined. But it’d not only Laura’s past that threatens to bring Brand down─it’s also his own.



When a stranger in town threatens to reveal too many secrets, Laura is faced with a heartbreaking choice: Should she leave Glory forever and save Brand’s future? Or is it worth risking his name─and her heart─by telling him the truth?



If you would like to read the first chapter of Heart Of Stone, go HERE

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book. This is a hard hitting book dealing with a difficult subject. We see in chapter one how Laura's life changes as a child and results in a life not of her choosing but a life many young girls found their-selves in back in that period of time due to no fault of their own.  I appreciated how Jill dealt with this story and how she showed how although someone tried to change their past can be held against them but at the same time showed true friends forgive mistakes from the past. I felt for Laura and what she is trying to do.
I also felt for Brand and enjoy the interaction. One character I really appreciated was Brands sister. I could feel for her and in some ways could identify with her. I would love to see a story written for her.
A great historical novel and I really cant wait for the next book in the series.

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Thanks for sharing - I'm adding this one to my to-read list.

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