Sunday, September 4, 2016

STARVING HEARTS by Janine Mendenhall

Starving Hearts

by Janine Mendenhall  

Historical Fiction

When a chance encounter leads to love, can Annette and Peter overcome the odds or will they be forever separated? 
Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God's existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .
Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After a failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.
Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette both endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter's faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?

My Thoughts:

This book was compelling. I wanted to keep reading. I was frustrated by some of the characters. I was surprised by the motivation of some of the "bad guys". I was dismayed at some of the descriptions of the slave trade activities and conditions. Some of it was shocking. While the slave trade didn't take center stage, it was, in some ways, central to the storyline. 

There are many surprises and a bit of innocent indiscretion that could have caused quite a bit of trouble in those days. It reminded me of a Jane Austen style novel filled with mystery and intrigue. Watch the video. The resolution is quite different than anything that I imagined it might be.

PG 13 I do not recommend this for young teens. Although my girls are 15+, I will not be handing it to them to read. The bad guys are indeed bad and some of their actions are described in more detail than I want my girls to read

Starving Hearts Janine Mendenhall

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh...this book sounds perfect for the upcoming cooler days. All I need is a great book, a cozy blanket, and a hot cup of coffee. :)


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