Monday, January 6, 2014

CFBA Review:Tempest's Course by:Lynette Sowell

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tempest's Course
Abingdon Press (December 17, 2013)
Lynette Sowell


Lynette Sowell is an award-winning novelist. Her most recent novel, Tempest’s Course, is part of the Quilts of Love line from Abingdon Press. When Lynette’s not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down news stories for the Copperas Cove Leader-Press. Lynette was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but makes her home in Coppress Cove, Texas, with her husband and a herd of cats who have them well-trained.


Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a 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 Army veteran 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 and Tom grow closer. And as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns the secrets of the quilt and Mary's own sad tale of regret. Then Tom learns secrets of his own family's past, and both Tom and Kelly learn they are tied to Gray House in ways they never imagined.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Tempest's Course, go HERE.

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 CFBA.