Sunday, March 14, 2010

Review: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

About the Book:

Set in the 1870s, HEART OF STONE introduces readers to Laura Foster, a woman with dark secrets in her past --- stemming back from her childhood as the daughter of Irish immigrants. Readers will also meet Reverend Brand McCormick, a man with everything to lose by loving Laura. Having escaped a life she never chose, Laura is finally living her dream. But even after four years of posing as a respectable widow in Glory, Texas, Laura is always afraid someone from her past might reveal her true identity. Believing no man could love her if he knew the truth, Laura tries to resist Brand’s courtship. His reputation would be shattered if Laura’s former life is discovered. But it’s not only Laura’s past that threatens to bring him down --- it’s also his own....

My Review:

Alright people here we go: Normally I don't think of Romance and Christian Fiction being closely entwined. The author manages to do that and do it well in this book! I like the main character Laura...she was such a multi dimensional character who perseveres while trying to overcome her past. The love factor in this book is just good...there's no better way to put it. It's good and it's kind, and you just wanted to fall in love yourself. This book has you laughing at times and crying at others, and all the while feeling for these characters. In my opinion, I saw this as a story of love, forgiveness, redemption, and following where your heart leads. I think this book can be enjoyed by a wide circle of readers, and appreciated for it's story.

It's book one in the Irish Angels Series so I look forward to seeing what happens to the other players in the story.

**This book was provided to me free of charge from The Book Report Network (?) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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