Monday, November 20, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway!

Good morning, friends! While we are having difficulties with our internet and preparing for Thanksgiving - I'm popping in from David's office really quickly to share a new book with you!

This is another great read from Bethany House Publishers: A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden.

Set in 1903 in New York City, Lucy and Nick, brother and sister, are caught in a 40 year old law suit that they inherited when their father passed away. Their struggle is difficult in working long hours to support themselves and fund the ongoing legal efforts.

Once again, I enjoy the historical setting - learning about morse code, the water systems of NYC at the turn of the century and the daily struggles facing families in those days.

This book had a feel of a Grace Livingston Hill novel - which I loved. What I mean by this is that there were characters who were good and virtuous and those who weren't and the contrast was vivid and clear.

As the story continues, Lucy befriends a telegrapher at a rival news agency and it turns out that they both have information that will help the other. This story was not predictable and I wondered how it would work out! It was very engaging and kept me wondering - there were several twists and turns which made for an enjoyable read.

One thing that I found a bit missing was their faith - it was obvious nearer the end of the book but in the beginning and middle - I found myself wondering why they weren't asking God for help in all of this. But their character did speak for itself and it was obvious that they were trying to do the right things.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it! Great read, and I'm interested to check out other books by this author!

Speaking of authors, I recently had a request to list some of my favorite authors - so here are a few in case you are looking for some new reading material! These are mostly historical Christian fiction authors as that is my favorite genre of books to read:

Tamera Alexander
Lynn Austin
Janette Oke
Julie Klassen
Roseanna M. White
Tracie Peterson
Jennifer  Chiaverini {some modern and some historical, secular author}
Karen Witemeyer
Sarah Ladd
Grace Livingston Hill
Jan Karon {not historical}

Who are some of your favorite authors?

I'm giving my copy of this book to one of you! Please leave a comment by Wednesday evening and I'll announce a winner over the Thanksgiving weekend! Winner must have a US address please.

Have a great week, friends!

Book provided by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for sharing my opinion of the book. Amazon Affiliate link provided. 


Huskerbabe said...

I like most of the authors you mentioned. I also like Stephanie Grace Whitson, Bess Streeter Aldrich and Kristin Hannah.

angie said...

I just finished Karon's newest, too. Good read, but I felt the ending was abrupt.

Anonymous said...

I love Jan Karon! I'm glad that she is back to writing Mitford books!
Michelle in Georgia

Unknown said...

It looks like a great read! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Ann said...

I like Lori Wick and Robin Jones Gunn in addition to a few you already mentioned. Phillip Gulley's Harmony series is hilarious although I can't as heartily recommend his latest novels in the Hope series due to some of the subject matter.

Heather said...

Thanks for a nice book review! I'd be interested to read it as well. Thanks! Heather

Tina said...

This sounds like a great read! I like all the authors you mentioned, especially Karen Witemeyer! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!

Lisa M. said...

Sounds like a book I would love to read. Lately, I've been reading books from my works book club.
I have read the Harmony series Mary Ann mentioned.

Unknown said...

This book seems right up my alley. Thank you for your review and the chance to win a copy! Blessings to your family!

Charlene Sayer said...

My favorite genre! You listed some of my favorite authors too. Happy Thanksgiving.

agnes said...

Oh I don't know the author, but I love historical book, I would love to read it
Thank you for your list of author you like.
I like Mindy Starns Clark she as very nice historical books too.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I like a lot of authors you shared.
Beverly Lewis
Kristin Eckhardt

Mrs. U said...

I loooove books reviews! Especially since we apparently love the same authors. ❤️

I love the chance to enter and win a new book!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

I like your authors! My MIL recently told me about a series that she thought I would like (historical mystery)by Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs. I have not read one yet, but I will.
Blessed Thanksgiving to all your family, Love in Him, Lynnebee

Jackie said...

I always enjoy seeing what you are currently reading. We enjoy many of the same authors.

Winter is a time when I get to enjoy more time reading.


Wendi said...

Lauranine Snelling is my favorite author. I love her series Red River of the North, it then continues with the series: Return to Red River, Daughters of Blessing, Home to Blessing and Song of Blessing. In total it's twenty books. It's a series I could read again and again.

Side note on Sarah Ladd. Her oldest daughter, Amelia, was in the same class with Megan from first - fifth grade. I never knew she was a publishd author until a couple of years ago when I saw a review for one of her books on a blog.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!