Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey ~ 3 stars

The Promise of Morning
Ann Shorey
At Home in Beldon Grove series #2
Revell- Publisher
About the book:
Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn't easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth.

Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town's founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before?

My review:
There were some things that I really liked in this book, but over-all it failed to keep my attention. It seemed like there were some good opportunities, especially between Matthew and Ellie at the end of the book, that were missed. Such as how Matthew realized he had ignored the fear of abandonment in his wife. He never said he was sorry or talked about it or anything and I thought that would have been a great opportunity to have some healing between the characters. All-in-all I wouldn’t recommend this to others. (This is just my opinion, however, and I’m sure that there will be a lot of people who like this book. I’m just not one of them.)

Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


glenda09 said...

Hmm.. I thought I would have liked this one too! Thanks for the review!

The Bookworm said...

It sounds like it has the flavor of Janette Oke and would be an interesting read. I always love books from the pioneer era. :)


Carman said...

Glenda~ Thanks for stopping by and reading it!

The Bookworm~ It probably does. I like books from any era, but especially historical.

Ann Shorey said...

Hi Carman, Thanks so much for reviewing The Promise of Morning. I appreciate your honest comments. Keep your eye out for The Dawn of a Dream, Book 3 in the series, which features Luellen McGarvie. I had fun writing it--Luellen's a spunky character.

Carman said...

Ann~ I definitely will! I have liked this series and I will be sure to read the last book.