Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Litfuse Review: Starving Hearts by:Janine Mendenhall
About the Book:
Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But 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 his 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 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?
For the lack of a better word, Janine Mendenhall's is very Victorianesque. It is the very essence of all things prim and proper and it just happens to be the author's debut novel, the first in the Triangular Trade Trilogy. We are introduced to Miss Annette Chetwynd, she has what she feels like is the weight of the world on her shoulders as she is about to embark on something that completely and utterly terrifies her, an arranged marriage.
Mr. Peter Adsley has issues of his own when he can't get this one very interesting lady off his mind that seems to be crossing his path a lot lately. Peter and Annette want something more but there are many things that stand in the way of this union. Hopefully, if they both just hang on and continue to have faith maybe just maybe they will get to be together in the end.
The author has written a fascinating read that is sure to leave you breathlessly waiting on the next addition!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.