Pages: 432 pages
Series: Love's Grace
Challenges- 100 Books In A Year 2012, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2012, Romance Reading Challenge 2012
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's
I meant to have this review posted last week but sadly my computer died a sad and tragic death. I was unable to recover anything but I did get a snazzy new computer---with a fingerprint scanner. Call me crazy but I geeked out over it.
Before I begin, I must admit that I don't read much inspirational romance. I am not very religious and usually inspirational books trigger a not so positive response. I, however, couldn't resist this book. It just sounded so good and thankfully it was.
Lizzie was a great heroine. I really liked her and identified with her. She was in a nearly impossible situation but never lost her strength and, most importantly, she never had a dumb moment. I have come across clergyman heroes once or twice and it's never really worked for me but I really did like it with Geoffrey. He was stodgy and cynical--I'm weird because that appeals to me--but he gradually softened up. His transformation was one of the best parts of this book.
As I said, I am not the most religious person on the planet and inspirational literature tends not to work for me because of that. Either there are too many religious references or it becomes to preachy. This one didn't start out too well because there were a couple of religious references in the first chapter. I'm not against religious references but I did worry that I would be bombarded with them. Thankfully, once the story got into full swing, I didn't even notice them. The mistaken identity plot was interesting and there was a good bit of drama. I found this book to be extremely well-written, well plotted and historically detailed. I may not pick up another inspirational romance but I definitely will read every book Jennifer Delamere writes.