Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Litfuse Review: Tempest's Course by:Lynette Sowell

 Tempest's Course
About the Book:
 Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a more than 150-year-old Mariner's Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House, a former whaling captain's home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Gray House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. 

 Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she is drawn out of her self-imposed shell and embraces the family God has given her after her own family failed her. As Kelly reads stories in a journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns there is no transgression beyond God's forgiveness, but the real obstacle is forgiving herself. During her and Tom's journey to grace and love, an unknown force works to keep both of them from discovering a long-buried truth that will change their lives forever.

About the Author:
Lynette Sowell is an award-winning novelist. When Lynette's not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down news stories for her local newspaper. Lynette was born in Massachusetts, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but makes her home in  Texas with her husband and a herd of cats who have them well-trained. She loves to read, travel, watch movies, try new recipes, and is always up for a Texas road trip.

My Review:
 Kelly Frost needed cash and she needed it quick. So much so that she would take any job she could get even if it was for a quilt that she doubted could be restored. So when the opportunity came up in New Bedford for the over a century old Mariner's Compass Quilt, she went ahead and placed a bid for the job. Not really expecting to get it, she waited on the phone to ring because she was in desperate of money.

 She wasn't even sure how she was going to afford a place to stay in New Bedford but that was quickly solved when there was a stipulation brought forward in the work agreement for the conservator to stay in the the Gray House, which is the old Historic home that delicately holds the quilt. Somewhat frighteningly she meets the caretaker of the Gray House, Tom. She thought at first that he was nothing short of ridged, but that didn't stop the two of them from developing feelings for each other. 

 Soon Kelly starts to read about Mary Gray through some of her journal entries and not only does she learn about Mary but she begins to learn more about herself. This book is full of all kinds of action and romance, it is a hit!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.