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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My review of A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley

About the book:

Sarah Prescott has never known a respectable life; just a hardscrabble childhood and brothers who taught her to shoot straight.

Justin Wells left Boston in disgrace, heading out alone on the dusty trail to Texas. But when the once-respected clergyman encounters a feisty redhead in handcuffs with a dying US Marshall at her side, their journey takes a dramatic turn.

His high society expectations and Sarah's outlaw habits clash from the start. With a price on her head and a sweet orphan in tow, Justin and Sarah make the difficult journey toward Rocky Creek. There justice will be meted out hopefully with a portion of grace.

My review:

This story was awesome! It remind me of Leather and Lace by Diann Mills in that the heroine was an outlaw. However, the similarities ended there. The plot was entirely different. I loved how the hero in the story was a preacher. What a fantastic way to set up a way to show the reader true Christianity.

The inspirational storytelling by Ms. Brownley was superbly written. I was blown away by how powerfully the subtle spiritual messages were brought out in the novel. The entire story rang true to me as nothing seemed forced or inserted to prove a point or to make the book "Christian". It naturally showed through the plot and characters how real Christian faith is supposed to work. I also loved how the little stories in the Bible came out and how the heroine's faith grew through the many trials she faced.

There were many, many touching moments in the story. And when it comes to suspense, I don't think I've felt this scared for a fictional character since reading The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers back in the 90s. My heart went out to the hero and heroine because of their plight and their desire to be together, which seemed impossible barring a miracle.

Wonderfully written, amazingly romantic, and spiritually sound, this book is making my top fiction list for 2009. It's fresh and exciting and I read the story in two days. This novel releases at the end of December. Make sure to get a copy and start the next year with a great book! I can't recommend it highly enough.

A Lady Like Sarah is published by Thomas Nelson and releases in Dec. 2009.


Martha A. said...

Oh man, you have to stop making me want to buy books!! It is awful! = )

Charity said...

No kidding Martha:) I have to go add another one to my wish-list:D Thanks Michelle!!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

My 13 year old niece wants this book for Christmas. Is it too "romantic" for her age? Some Christian romance novels are really pretty steamy and her mom would (understandably) not approve.

Thanks for your help. ;o)

Michelle Sutton said...

I don't recall it being steamy at all. It's quite innocent, actually. Not sure who you are (you didn't leave your name) but I hope this helps.

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