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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan Book Review

Deeply Devoted: A Novel (The Blue Willow Brides)

From the publisher:

Acclaimed romance writer Maggie Brendan’s latest offering from the “Blue Willow Bride” series, Deeply Devoted (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3462-6, $14.99, 336 pages, September), introduces readers to Catharine Olsen, a mail-order bride arriving in America from Holland. She carries not only the anticipation of her marriage to Peter Andersen but also the residual pain of a tragic past, her mother’s Blue Willow china, and has her two younger sisters in tow. The fact is, in Wyoming, the single men outnumber the women five to one, so Catharine’s surpassing beauty and willing spirit are priceless gifts for Peter.

In spite of initial culture shock and necessary adjustments, Catharine finds a love with Peter that enraptures both her heart and mind. She is greatly troubled by Peter’s mother’s endeavors to sabotage their precious marriage. Catharine becomes terrified that her haunting past will be discovered, as the story unfolds with tremendous detail and extraordinary characterization.
My Review:
I read a lot of Christian love stories.  Sometimes they just all sound the same.  This one was refreshing and had some new spins.
I'm actually looking forward to the rest in this series, the Blue Willow Brides.  
 The characters were very easy to like and had me thinking twice about certain issues in history.  One was the use of pesticides - I had no idea when people starting using them.  (That is the teacher - coming out in me.)
I could not recommend this book for the young at heart.  It had adult only issues!  Overall, it was a delightful book that was a very easy read.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way. 

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