Wow. I was not prepared for this book. I knew within the first couple pages that I was in for an adventure. What I didn’t expect was to be so consumed with the intricate world the author created. This is a new genre for me and I have to say I LOVED it!
Eliyana is a fascinating heroine, who struggles to see herself for who she really is. She goes through a deep transformation throughout the book’s journey and I was holding my breath to see how she would survive. There are several other characters, which at times confused me in keeping track of who was who, but they each played a strong role. Read more ›
I had never heard of a chapel car before and it was interesting to see how the car created a unique backdrop for this entire story. If you enjoy historical fiction, this book delivers. It weaves a soft story of love and faith against hard-learned lessons of honesty and trust.
I liked Hope and her open heart towards others. She is dedicated to her ministry with her father and always believes the best in everyone. However, she’s also naive and at times misguided. Luke loves the Lord and is a hard worker. He compliments Hope in many ways and I could see how the two of them would be drawn to each other. Even so, their love story felt strained to me at times and the ups and downs of their relationship weren’t always believable.
This book delivered everything I hope for in historical fiction. Our wounded hero is admirable and likeable even though he’s a bit rough around the edges and our heroine is strong and lovely and in need of a friend. The unlikely pair finds themselves thrown in the middle of a mystery and threatened by an unknown enemy. This Post-Civil War tale had me glued to the page.
This is my favorite book by Rachel Hauck yet. I’m really becoming a fan of stories with dual timelines, where the reader hops between the past and the present. Charlotte and Emily are both captivating leading ladies who felt like my friends by the end of the book. The journey of the mysterious wedding dress was so unique and intriguing. I didn’t want to put the book down.
Readers will not be disappointed with this tale. It’s romantic and nostalgic. It’s mysterious and surprising. Historical and contemporary fans alike will enjoy it. The love stories are certainly included and they play a pivotal role, but the real focus is on the individual journeys of the women. Watching them each discover who they are and where their faith lies creates a remarkable story. Read more ›