Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Heart of Stone

 A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Heart of Stone
Author: Jill Marie Landis
Genre: Christian historical fiction/romance
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: April 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the



Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



is introducing



Heart Of Stone
Zondervan (March 1, 2010)



by



Jill Marie Landis






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jill Marie Landis is the bestselling author of over twenty novels. She has won numerous awards for her sweeping emotional romances, such as Summer Moon and Magnolia Creek. In recent years, as market demands turned to tales of vampires, erotica, and hotter, sexier historical romances, Jill turned to writing Inspirational Western Romances for Steeple Hill Books. She truly feels back in the saddle again, working on stories that are a joy to write. With her toes in the sand and head in the clouds, Jill now lives in Hawaii with her husband, Steve.











ABOUT THE BOOK

Laura Foster, free from the bondage of an unspeakable childhood has struggled to make a new life for herself. Now the owner of an elegant boardinghouse in Glory, Texas, she is known as a wealthy, respectable widow. But Laura never forgets that she is always just one step ahead of her past.



When Reverend Brand McCormick comes calling, Laura does all she can to discourage him as a suitor. She knows that if her past were discovered, Brand’s reputation would be ruined. But it’d not only Laura’s past that threatens to bring Brand down─it’s also his own.



When a stranger in town threatens to reveal too many secrets, Laura is faced with a heartbreaking choice: Should she leave Glory forever and save Brand’s future? Or is it worth risking his name─and her heart─by telling him the truth?



If you would like to read the first chapter of Heart Of Stone, go HERE

What I Liked:  This was an easy, entertaining read that kept moving and kept my attention.  If you like Christian western romance, you'll like this book.  The author does a great job of setting the stage and background for the time period.

It's all about forgiveness and acceptance - for more than one character.  And it's definitely a feel-good kind of book in the end.

Also, this is Book One of a series, and the author does a great job of setting the stage for the next books.  While this one does have a happy ending, it leaves you wanting to know more - to find out what happened to the related characters.  I'm eagerly awaiting the next one!

What I Didn't Like:  The main plot of the book was rather predictable.  It's an interesting plot that works well - but don't expect any major surprises; you've probably read a book with a similar storyline before...

83 comments:

buddyt said...

I have read a few books by Jill and enjoyed them but I was not aware of this one.

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I have read a few books by Jill and enjoyed them but I was not aware of this one.

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