Starving Hearts (Heritage Beacon Fiction, May 2016)
Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage.
She yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .
Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After a failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.
Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette both endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter’s faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?
Janine Mendenhall teaches teens English, of all things! Sometimes she sleeps, but most nights she reads, writes, or watches movies like “Pride and Prejudice” and claims she’s researching her next book. “Splickety Love” and “Splickety Prime” have published her flash fiction. She and her husband, Tom, live in North Carolina where they and their two golden retrievers help gratify the needs of their five children and two cats.
My Take: This book was much more suspenseful than romantic which I was glad for as I like suspenseful reads much more than romantic. This story dealt a bit with the African Slave Trade that the two main characters were for the end of . This seemed to be right in line with a Regency story which I am not to familiar with as I haven't read to much from this era. I do get frustrated with women during this era as they seem to all fawn and flirt with the men so they can get married and have the men take care of them the rest of their lives. Good story expecially if you like this era.
I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.