Monday, September 6, 2010

Tender Vow by Sharlene MacLaren ~ 5 stars

Tender Vow
Sharlene MacLaren
Whitaker House
About the book:
Michigan-born brothers John and Jason Evans took a ski trip in the Rockies, but only one came home alive-John was tragically killed on a daring descent down Devil's Run, an infamously dangerous slope.

In an attempt to soothe his guilt and grief, Jason sets out to make amends with his widowed sister-in-law, Rachel, by offering to help with her two small children, doing odd jobs around her house, and trying to ease her own heavy burden of grief. A new Christian, he is bent on growing his faith and helping Rachel see her way through the fog of pain and confusion.

Left to raise her three-year-old daughter and newborn son on her own, Rachel Evans is anything but willing to become her brother-in-law's charity case, particularly since they have a history she'd rather forget. She's determined to make it on her own but soon finds that God has other plans for her-and for Jason. Can she accept the Lord's leading and still honor her late husband's memory?

My review:
Tender Vow definitely captured my emotions! I felt like I was connected to the characters, and I really was interested in their story. This is a sweet, gives-you-happy-feelings kind of book. It has a great plot, with characters that are deep and you really get to find out about them more as people than just characters. Sharlene did a great job. I can’t wait to see what she has coming next!!


Trinity Rose said...

This book would be a sweet, tender book to read. Full of depth and love. Love your review.
Trinity Rose

misskallie2000 said...

Tender Vow sounds like a wonderful love story and I would love to read. I have added to my wish list.
Thanks for the great review.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Carman said...

trinity rose~ I think so. Thanks! I hope you get to read it sometime!

misskallie2000~ YAY! I'm so glad. I hope that you enjoy it!

apple blossom said...

thanks for giving the review. I have seen this book come up on many different sites. Looks like a good book. thanks

Nancye said...

I enjoyed this review! This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. I like books that get to the raw emotions people feel.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Carman said...

apple blossom~ Thanks for commenting! :D

nancye~ Thanks! I'm sure you would. It's great! Me too!