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Starving Hearts (Heritage Beacon Fiction, May 2016)
Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage.
She yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .
Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After a failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.
Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette both endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter’s faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?
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With this being Janine Mendenhall’s first novel, I was not sure what to expect. However, I was hooked after reading the first few pages. This is a delightful and sweet love story that leaves the reader with a little taste of Jane Austen. I absolutely loved it.
While the story was sweet, the main characters were not without their struggles. The main character Annette struggled with health problems and an assault by the man her mother insists that she marry. However, experiences have left her fearful and doubtful of God’s plan in all this. Also, the other main character, Peter is not without his struggles either. As they both enter one another’s life, the reader is taken on their journey with them as they overcome struggles and fall in love with one another. This book was not only entertaining from the start but it was also filled with much Godly wisdom that left me encouraged at the end. This is a must read and I am looking forward to the second book in this series.
I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my review.
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