Resurrection of Hope
By Tamera Lynn Kraft
Desert Breeze Publishing, 2016
She thought he was her knight in shining armor, but will a marriage of convenience prove her wrong?
After Vivian’s fiancé dies in the Great War, she thinks her life is over. But Henry, her fiancé’s best friend, comes to the rescue offering a marriage of convenience. He claims he promised his friend he would take care of her. She grows to love him, but she knows it will never work because he never shows any love for her.
Henry adores Vivian and has pledged to take care of her, but he won’t risk their friendship by letting her know. She’s still in love with the man who died in the Great War. He won’t risk heartache by revealing his true emotions.
Resurrection of Hope is the first book by Tamera Lynn Kraft that I’ve read, and I enjoyed this relationship story very much. It was good to see this story set in the 1919 World War I era, which I’m not all that familiar with.
I’m a fan of the marriage of convenience theme because I love to see a relationship grow once the initial commitment is made. For a story of novella length, Kraft writes with enough depth and complexity that Henry and Vivian felt real to me and I could understand their actions toward the other. Henry – “always in the background, not the kind of man you considered marrying” – wasn’t all that likeable at first, so the journey between these two was rewarding. However, I did want to shake some sense into him for his slowness to let go of the past, forgive, and help those in need!
I also enjoyed the spiritual feel of this story, gently woven throughout, and appreciated the message of a hope that trusts God and doesn’t depend on circumstances. The comfort conveyed by the title, Resurrection of Hope, speaks to readers through Henry and Vivian’s journey. I’d like to read more books by Tamera Lynn Kraft.
I received an electronic copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures. She loves to write historical fiction set in the United States because there are so many stories in American history. There are strong elements of faith, romance, suspense and adventure in her stories. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest and has other novels and novellas in print. She’s been married for 39 years to the love of her life, Rick, and has two married adult children and three grandchildren.
Tamera has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire for Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist and has written children’s church curriculum. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.
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