Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Sister's Prayer (Cousins of the Dove #2) by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

Title: My Sister’s Prayer (Cousins of the Dove #2)
Author: Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
Pages: 368
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Genre: Historical (1704)/Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Women of fearless devotion.

     Virginia, 1704: Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman—until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister, Berta, has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World?

     Virginia, present day: Madeline “Maddee” Talbot has her hands full when she agrees to take in her younger sister, Nicole, following a serious car accident. The young women grew apart when Nicole fell into drug addiction, and Maddee prays this will be the start of a better life for her sister. But as they investigate a trauma from their childhood, Maddee must keep a diligent eye on Nicole—and the shadowy figure watching them from afar.

     From the Christy Award—winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, My Sister’s Prayer tells the epic tale of two women compelled to protect their sisters, confront their fears, and navigate the muddy waters of betrayal to find true love.

My review:

     This is a wonderful historical/contemporary romance!

     This book is part of a “true” series. You need to read the first book to truly understand and follow this story.

     The characters in the book are extremely well developed and I was able to quickly connect with many of them. I related the most to Celeste and Maddee. I enjoyed seeing how each of them learned to accept that life isn’t always neat and tidy. They also had to learn that they weren’t responsible for the consequences that others have to face because of their own choices. This is something that we all need to learn and some of us have a much harder time learning it. Both Celeste and Maddee work hard to remember to take their concerns for themselves and their sisters to God in prayer.

     I found a number of parallels among the main characters between the two time periods. I was fascinated by the similarities between the two sets of sisters.

     The continuation of the story of the dead man in the cabin in the woods from about 19 years prior to the present day story-line is great. I really like the fact that this book focuses on two of the other cousins that were there that day. Each of them has been affected by that long ago event and they are all trying to move past it in their own ways.

     I am giving this wonderful book a rating of 5 stars and highly recommending it.

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