Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: A Place In His Heart by:Rebecca DeMarino

 A Place in His Heart  (The Southold Chronicles, #1)
About the Book:
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.
This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino’s own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life–and a legacy–in the New World.

About the Author:
 Rebecca DeMarino is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society. She was a 2011 Genesis Award semi-finalist. Rebecca is retired from a major airline and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at

My Review:
 Mary Langston has always wanted to marry for love, not for convenience sake. But according to her well meaning father, that may not be possible. She is soon being pressured into marrying the son of a hatmaker, but she doesn't want any part of it. She feels that she has lost the fight on winning in the whole marriage debate, that is until she lays her eyes on Barnabas Horton.

 Barnabas Horton is a widower and a father of two. He still mourns daily for his wife and he is content to live in that mourning and grief, but he still needs to find a mother for his children. When he and Mary finally wed, he feels that she is everything they ever needed. To religious persecution, he must uproot his new family and head for the New World, but he isn't so sure his new bride will decide to come along with them.

 A love based on the hope for the future is exactly what I was needing the day I read this novel. It is very hopeful and heartwarming. The author has a giveaway on her blog and she would love for you to pay her a visit and enter, do so here.

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