April Tea Party Winners

Six Year Blog Anniversary WINNERS: Carla Gade - Pattern for Romance audiobooks go to Andrea Stephens and Megs Minutes and winner of Love's Compas is Terressa Thornton, PEGG THOMAS's signed copy of The Pony Express Romance Collection is Debra Smith, Janet Grunst's debut book goes to Kathleen Maher, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winner's choice goes to: Connie Saunders, Denise Weimer's print winner of, Angela Couch's winner's choice goes to Susan Johnson, Debra E. Marvin reader's choice of any of her novellas or a paperback of Saguaro Sunset novella -- Teri DiVincenzo and Lynne Feurstein, Jennifer Hudson Taylor's "For Love or Country" go to: Lucy Reynolds, Bree Herron and Mary Ellen Goodwin, Shannon McNear's winners are Becky Dempsey for Pioneer Christmas and Michelle Hayes for Most Eligible Bachelor, Roseanna White's winner for Love Finds You in Annapolis is Becky Smith.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tina Rice Reviews A Heart Set Free by Janet S. Grunst

A Heart Set Free by Janet S. Grunst

A Heart Set Free 
by Janet S. Grunst

Reviewed by Tina St. Clair Rice

A Captivating Story

1770....Heather Douglas stands on the dock in Virginia of Colonial America, having left her native Scotland and the scandal surrounding her far behind. But there is more than her indentured state that holds her heart enslaved, will she ever be free?

Widowed Matthew Stewart needs someone to help him raise his two young children, could God be leading him to an indentured servant as the answer?  Taking a leap of faith, he purchases Heather's indenture, marries her and takes her and his children home to his farm miles away in the Virginia countryside.  Thus begins a new journey for Heather, one that will be far different than any she has ever faced—not only a new countryside home and all it entails but one of self-discovery and of a growing, maturing faith.

The horrific conditions of those aboard ship crossing to Colonial America is described in vivid detail, giving the reader a glimpse of what Heather and the other passengers experienced...shudder.   It is obvious Janet Grunst has done extensive research in the historical elements in this story, bringing to life an emotionally charged, heartwarming story with realistic characters who face many challenges, heartaches, joys, grief, second-chances, forgiveness, bitterness, love and enduring faith. A Heart Set Free is a captivating story.

Tina St. Clair Rice is Colonial Quills' Reader/Reviewer and an Avid Christian fiction reader. She lives in Maryland and loves spending time with her family.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks Tina and Carrie for this review! A Heart Set Free sounds like a definite must read! Always like reading about this period and it sounds like this story gives a very accurate portrayal.

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    1. Thank you Lynne. Hope you get to read it soon. Janet Grunst does a fantastic job bringing history to life within the pages of the book.
      Blessings, Tina

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  2. Lovely review, Tina! Thanks for sharing with our readers on Colonial Quills!

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  3. Thank you for such a sweet review, Tina. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. You're welcome Janet. It's a captivating story.
      Blessings, Tina

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  4. Thank you for the review Tina! I have this on my TBR list right now.

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    1. Thank you Andrea. Hope you get to read it soon.
      Blessings, Tina

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  5. I could hardly put the book down once I began. I gave it a top rating at Amazon. Keep writing Janet....you have a gift! Kathie Hubbard, Mill Creek WA

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