A PLACE IN HIS HEART
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.
This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino’s own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life–and a legacy–in the New World.
Gripping debut novel full of the grit and drama of the 17th century New World. Historical details really captured my imagination and have me amazed anew at the strength and courage of our ancestors. Especially the women.
DeMarino stays true to the time period, as frustrating as it was for this modern-day woman to read in parts. Mary's willingness to follow her husband's lead into the unknown is astounding, and yet so many women did just that. It was the men who had the visions and the women who worked to create a home wherever they landed. I would not have been so gracious under such trying circumstances!
I felt Mary's heartache and insecurities; her frustrations and determination. This is really her story, and in it, an echo of all the other women who bravely settled this land.
I will say that I had a hard time relating to Barnabas. Simply put, he was a complete dunderhead when it came to his relationship with Mary. :-) You'll have to read the book to find out why, but honestly, the man aggravated me no end. Definitely not hero material for me.
This is an epic tale that spans a decade and really gives the reader a glimpse into the way things might have been in the mid sixteen hundreds.
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