Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

Posted 31 March, 2010 by Molly in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
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.

About the Author:
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.

My Review:
Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I wasn’t lost in this story, even though it was book 2. I was immediately captured from page one and held on to the very last page. Ann Shorey’s writing talent is absolutely amazing!

This story, from the beginning, is an emotional one, filled with heart ache and sadness, that I, myself, felt as if I was Ellie. She had a loving husband and children but she endured terrible tradegy. On top of that, she feels all alone, being an orphan and an only child while growing up. I felt my heart being tugged towards Ellie so many times. I can truly feel her pain and a part of her life.

While this book has lots of sadness and heartache, it’s also full of happiness and love, not to mention, some secrets along the way, making this a book that will take you on an emotional twisty roller coaster! Learning to trust in God and be able to accept His will is an emotional, powerful lesson woven in the lines of this fantastic book! You’ll turn page after page and before you know you will be at the end of this historical, lovely, heart capturing story.

Highly recommended with 5 star praises to all those historical lovers! I look forward ,with great anticipation, to the release of book 3, To Number The Stars.

You can purchase your copy of this book by clicking here.

~Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group~

*This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of BakerPublishing Group*

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