Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spring Hope, by Martha Rogers

I am always surprised when I find myself engrossed in a novel set in the wild west. But author Martha Rogers' gentle writing style and likable characters had me sitting happily in my comfy reading chair turning pages and pondering the theme of forgiveness-- and wondering, at what point can forgiveness not be an option?

Heroine, Libby Cantrell, was physically abused and forced to work in a brothel-- by her father! She escapes one dark and stormy night and ends up in Portersfield Texas, where she is found by the town deputy, who proceeds to get her some help.  (Of course.)

Though Libby, or Elizabeth, which she now goes by, will mend physically, will her emotional scars and fear of being found by her evil father overcome the friendships she has made in Portersfield, and keep her on the run?

Spring Hope is book four in the Seasons of the Heart series, but I read it as a stand alone and really enjoyed it.

Read below for more information--as always, may the Lord bless you.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Spring Hope
( Realms (May 15, 2012)
Martha Rogers


Martha Rogers is a freelance author of both fiction and non-fiction and a speaker. Her stories and articles have appeared in a number of compilations and magazines. Her first fiction novella was released in 2007.

Her experiences as a public school teacher, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, First Place leader, Mom and Grandmother give Martha a unique field of ministry.

Martha is am alumni of CLASS and is available to speak at Women's Retreats, conferences, and luncheons on topics of interest to women of all ages.

As an author, she is available to speak at writing conferences and workshops on a variety of topics of interest to writers.  


Can runaway Libby Cantrell finally get a new start?

Libby Cantrell’s life has gone from bad to worse since her mother’s death. After working in a brothel to support her abusive father, she sees no hope for her future until one cold winter night when she finds the courage to escape.

When she collapses in Portersfield, Texas, exhausted, ill, and hungry, Sheriff Cory Muldoon finds her and takes her to the doctor. Against Cory’s better judgment, Seth and Erin Winston take her in and offer her a job as a nanny for their young son. As a minister, Seth sees it as his duty to take care of her. As a deputy, Cory needs to know the truth about her even as he is attracted to the waif of a young woman.

As Cory’s feelings for her grow and winter becomes spring, will he be able to accept her as she is now and truly forget and forgive her sordid past?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Spring Hope, go HERE.


Dana said...
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Dana said...

I've never been one for books set in the Wild West either, but this one looks interesting. Maybe I'll give it a try. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I am not a huge fan of Wild West book, but this looks nice. I think I may have read just one or two such books.

Elsa said...

Hi Dana. I love reading books with a great message!

Rachna, hi--I think you'd like this one! Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Okay, once again, I need to remember to sign in as me or one of my lovely children will be commenting as "mom"(horrifying)...

Jennifer Shirk said...

I haven't read a Wild West book in ages. I should pick this up!