If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the backdrop of World War One!
Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry only for love, never money. So when she finds herself irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by eloping with him to London to build a new life.
Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.
Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to remain true to her convictions and live life on her own terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .
Advanced Praise for the Book
“Stacy Henrie possesses superior storytelling skills, her historical accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed, and she knows how to create characters we can identify with and whom we really care for.” —Fresh Fiction
It was through Stacy Henrie’s Love Inspired novels that I discovered how much I enjoyed her writing, but The Keeper of Her Heart has earned a special place in my heart. This well-written, poignant story is bittersweet and heartwarming at the same time. British settings are a favorite of mine, and historical detail of the World War I era is conveyed in a way that pulls you right into the story.
I admired so much about Ada – her desire to marry for love despite the personal cost, determination to adapt to a lifestyle completely foreign to all that she was used to, courage through unimaginable difficulties, and a sweet receptiveness to the gospel of Christ. Ned’s strong faith, tenderness, and protectiveness toward Ada made him an appealing character. Class structure plays a big part in this story, and the fact that the Thornes could turn their back on Ada and her child is unthinkable to me.
I especially enjoyed the way faith is conveyed in this story, how vital our belief system is to daily living. It’s good to be reminded that God will provide, grieves with us, and is with us through both good and bad circumstances – and that He is the true keeper of our hearts.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Keeper of Her Heart and look forward to more from Stacy Henrie.
I was provided a free copy of this book through Prism Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.
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