Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review-The Preacher's New Family by Linda Glaz

This coming weekend I am blessed to host author and agent Linda Glaz. Linda is a member of my local ACFW chapter and has helped our group by giving presentations that update us on current market trends. She is a gifted speaker, a great friend, and now I've had a chance to see she is also a fabulous writer.

The Preacher's New Family was released March 2014. Linda had a second new release in June 2014. Be sure to join Linda and me this weekend!

Life couldn’t have been any more perfect for T.J. O’Brien. Surely God rescued him from the cramped big city apartment by calling him to become a frontier circuit rider. The deliciously sweet air, mixed with a peaceful life free from burdens to find a roof over his head or food for his table settled well in his soul. Nothing could pull him away from this perfect life. So he thought, until the day the beautiful young widow, Sarah Anne Rycroft greeted him with a shotgun.

Frontier life in 1881 came packaged with trials and troubles. More so for a young widow working to save the fertile farmland her dead husband worked so hard to own. Sarah Anne Rycroft's sweet four-year-old son helped as only a little guy could. But when the banker refused to help extend her loan, her world caved in. 

Preacher T.J couldn’t stop his heart from caring for the widow, yet he felt torn by his convictions that a dedicated preacher should never get married. 

Sarah Anne couldn’t abandon her love for her first husband. His accidental death ripped her heart in two, so deep it could never be mended. All she had left was their son and a hope to keep their farm.

Linda Glaz has written a story that will truly touch your heart. The component that put this book over the top for me was: Linda Glaz's fresh writing style clearly designed to entertain and tug at the reader's heartstrings. What I especially like was the memorable one-liners threaded throughout the story. This story kept a perfect pace, not to fast where the reader would get lost, and not to slow with boring repetition. Truly class writing.

One of the reasons I liked this book is it really held my interest. I don't usually read books from this time period but it was on my nightstand. I picked it up, only willing to give the story a page or two to yank me into the main character's life. Hah! I finished reading the book the next morning.

If you click on the picture above, the link will take you to Amazon.

1 comment:

Linda Glaz said...

Thanks so much for the awesome review. I am so glad you enjoyed it!