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Starving Hearts (Triangular Trade Trilogy #1) By Janine Mendenhall
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense | Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
May 16th 2016 by Heritage Beacon Fiction
Carol Award Finalist + Selah Award Finalist
Plagued by nightmares, Annette yearns to find her anonymous rescuer — the man who saved her life from a near deadly assault. Deep inside she is starving for companionship and a mutually respectful relationship. When Mr. Peter Adsley, an abolitionist pastor dealing with his own emotional baggage, agrees to a clandestine meeting, the event appears providential. But self-doubt, deception, and the schemes of a mutual enemy threaten to keep the pair apart. A phantom adversary will stop at nothing to win Annette’s dowry for himself, even if it means killing Peter.
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Review by LAWonder10:
Annette was at the engagement party of her cousin, when it started to pour rain. While the crowd scurried to the main house, Annette delighted in the unconventionality of enjoying the rain. She ran to the old church on the hill. She hated conforming to rules of society. What she didn't plan on was another person doing the same. At first he seemed polite but then he proved to be a rake. When she feared all was lost, another came to her rescue. She heard the scuffle end then all went black.
When abolitionist pastor, Peter Adsley, attended his brother's Birthday celebration, it was a life-changing event.
This first book of the Triangular Trade Series, mostly centers on the related families of the Adsley's and the Chetwynd's. From the first page, the reader's interest is immediately drawn into the tale. The adventure and intrigue continue mounting until the very end of the book.
Saving hearts is an outstanding, well-written story, during the time of abolition and beginning reformation. It, also, addresses he ignorance concerning some of the health issues and treatment of that time period.
This is an inspiring Christian romance drama.
The characters are portrayed in a manner the reader feels he/she is a part of the families involved. The scenes are vividly described and easily visualized, as well.
The Book Cover is eye-catching and relates to the story. The Title was slightly "tricky" but if the reader pays close attention, it is also reflective of the story.
Although it is the first of the series, the ending was profound and complete, yet left the reader anxious for the next book.
I offer a Five Stars rating .
This book was gifted me with no request of a positive review. This is my honest review.
"Not only is this a delightful regency romance but it is also suspense filled mystery of the very best kind." - Amazon Review
"The author did a great job, maybe too great a job, describing the slave scenes. Spine tingling and suspenseful. I was biting my nails throughout much of this book." - Amazon Review
Never Past Hope (Triangular Trade Trilogy #2)
By Janine Mendenhall
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense | Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
September 10th 2018 by Heritage Beacon Fiction
Miss Mary Hope Adsley always considered herself to be the sensible one. But now, her sensibilities are unraveling around a man she thought she knew. After he attempted to marry her best friend—for money, no less—authorities charge Sir Steven Likebridge with masquerading as a gentleman and abduction. With his execution days away, Mary Hope desperately seeks to learn the truth about the man she loves.
Will the truth turn out to be worse than his lies?
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REVIEW BY LAWonder10:
This second book in the Triangular Trade Series was not as "gripping' from the beginning as the first was but it was still very well-written and the story line is quite creative. The adventure never ceases, although the "pace" of the tale is a little slower in this book.
The Adsley's, and Chetwynd's, plus, connected characters continue in their saga and the highs and lows of human nature in following Christ's example. However, he emphasis are placed more on separate family members than the first book.. It portrays the human struggle to be "Christlike", more than the first book did.
This book continues to depict life and its challenges then, but one can also relate to the challenges one faces in this day and age.
The tragedies, trials, social injustices and inspiration continues. Once again, the ending is solid, yet, entices the reader to contemplate reading the final book of the series.
Although the ending was strong, I offer Four and a Half Stars rating, due to the slightly weaker beginning.
*This book was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this clean, historical fiction. . . enjoyed most that it is not the usual presentation of a regency novel." - Amazon Review
"A lovely story that shows how despicable each of us can be and yet God not only still loves us, but He was willing to die for us." - Amazon Review
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