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Title: The Sea Before Us
Author: Sarah Sundin
Series: Sunrise at Normandy, #1
Genre: Christian Historical Romance (WW2)
Era: 1944 (WW2)
Setting: London, England (prologue set in Texas) with a bit in Edinburgh, Scotland (!!!)
Source: from Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)
Time Taken to Read: under two days
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars (+!)
Title: The Mayflower Bride
Author: Kimberly Woodhouse
Series: Daughters of the Mayflower, #1
Genre: Historical/Christian Romance
Era: 1620s (Pilgrims)
Setting: England and then New England, 1620
Publisher: Barbour Books
Source: from NetGalley (in exchange for honest review)
Time Taken to Read: seven days (during NaNoWriMo, too!)
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Title: Broken Branches
Author: M. Jonathan Lee
Setting: English countryside
Publisher: Hideaway Falls
Source: from the publisher
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars
A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.
There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.
Title: A Refuge at Highland Hall
Author: Carrie Turansky (carrieturansky.com)
Series: Edwardian Brides, #3
Genre: Christian historical romance
Age-Range: young adult/adult
Era: WW1 (1915)
Setting: England with some scenes in France will our darling Alex.
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Rating: 5/5 stars
Content: 2/5. Okay for any highschool teen. One of the characters (a servant) has a child born out of wedlock (this happened in Book 2). She’s still around. Treated as wrong. It’s set during a war, so there are people dying and getting wounded, although it’s not described in detail. Romance is clean and beautiful. Mentions of childbirth and pregnancy. Mentions of a miscarriage.
Cover: Oh. My. Word. It’s just so … so … perfect! *sobs* Really, though, the girl looks just like I imagined Penny and the biplane in the background (okay, technically it’s not a biplane …) is just so awesome! I adore this cover. 🙂
In this third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series, you’ll be swept away to England and France in 1915 as the Ramsey family and their staff and friends face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One, yet they also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through.
Penny Ramsey helps the family welcome a group of orphaned children to Highland Hall, but she soon discovers caring for them is more difficult than she’d expected. She writes to Alex Goodwin, a daring British pilot, who chases German zeppelins across the sky over the Front Line in France, and longs for the day she will see him again.
You’ll be delighted by two pure and heartwarming romances: Penny and Alex, and Lydia Chambers and Marius Ritter, a lady’s maid and a prisoner of war. But most of all I hope you’ll be inspired by the characters’ examples of trusting God through the trials they face.