Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beauty for Ashes




This book is a Christian romance novel with none of the adult type content, which is a great thing. This book is a great read for people who love reading about romance with Christianity thrown in. I loved reading this story and had a hard time putting it down.

The story is about Carrie Daly who is living with her brother Henry and he gets married to Mary who has 2 sons Joe and Caleb. At the beginning I really felt sorry Carrie when reading what went on in the house after her brother married and had Mary and the 2 boys move in.

Carrie is sort of seeing Nate Chastain, and the whole town seems to think they are perfect together. Carrie keeps saying she wants to be sure that Nate is the one God wants for her before setting the date. When Griff Rutledge, she starts feeling kind of weird (like she felt when she was with her first husband before he died). She is now more confused than ever.

I love the ending (which i won't give away). While being slightly predictable it is still a very heart warming ending to the book.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


Book Description

She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie Daly has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn't quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff's kindness and charm. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God's promise to trade beauty for ashes.

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