Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Heart’s Lullaby

Author: Jen Stephens

Genre: Life, family

Series: Harvest Bay

Number in series: 2nd

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9

Type: Fiction

Number of pages: 382

Time period: Present

Publisher and price: Sheaf House, $15.99

My overall opinion: It was so good to finally, at long last, read this book by Jen. I was amazed when I started it one afternoon how easy it was to get into and how hard it was to put down! As the author herself told me, it’s a heavier sadder story than the first book in the series, Heart’s Journey Home. But, despite that, it was well-worth the time I spent reading it! I found myself totally empathizing with the main women of the story, Elizabeth and Amy. Though they were vastly different from each other in many ways, and though I have experienced very little of what they have/had gone through, I still was deeply entwined with them through their stories. It sounds weird, but I don’t know how else to put it! I got so exasperated with some of the characters sometimes – that’s the sign of a great book. I’ll definitely be keeping this one! It has a strong, but not over-bearing, Christian message, and I guarantee it will encourage and also challenge you. It deals with some tough issues in amazing ways. It was a delight to meet up with characters I grew to know and love in HJH. I thought it was a wonderful book!

**The author sent me a copy of this book for review purposes. I wasn’t required to post a positive review, and wasn’t recompensed in any other way. All opinions are my own.**


Rissi said...

Thanks for this great review, Charity.

LOL! When character's can exasperate you and still you love the book!? Yep, that is wonderful! :)

Jen Stephens said...

Bless you, Charity, for your kind words. This was a tough book to write for many reasons. The next one is flowing right now. Hope that's a good sign!

Charity U said...

Rissi, it was a really good book -- truly wonderful.

Jen, thanks for stopping by! And I'm so glad to hear that another one is coming...HOORAY! :)