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Heir of Hope: A Christian Time Split Novel (Ironwood Plantation Family Saga Book 2) Kindle Edition
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From the Publisher
The Back Inn Time Series
An exciting time travel romantic adventure!
The Back Inn Time series books are fun, faith-filled, clean historical romances packed with humor and adventure. Perfect for fans of dual timeline or time slip stories and Christian historical romance, these books answer the question every historical fiction fan wonders—what would it be like if I went back to that time?
- A Wagon Train Weekend
- Falling for the Fifties
- A Colonial Courtship
- A Castle for Christmas
- More to come!
Stephenia H. McGee
Stories of Faith and Love, Steeped in the South
Stephenia H. McGee writes stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. When she's not reading or sipping sweet tea on the front porch, she's a mom of two rambunctious boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler.
2021 Faith, Hope & Love Award winner
RONE Award (Best Inspirational Novel)
More books by Stephenia:
- The Ironwood Plantation Family Saga
- The Accidental Spy Series
- The Back Inn Time Series
- The Cedar Key (2021 Faith, Hope, & Love award winner)
- Her Place in Time (time slip romance)
- In His Eyes (historical romance)
- Eternity Between Us (Civil War romance)
About the Author
- ASIN : B00USNS4R0
- Publisher : By The Vine Press (May 1, 2015)
- Publication date : May 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3493 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 337 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,991 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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In modern times, Emily Burns was an orphan, at age 18 she had to leave the orphanage, find a job and make her own way. At age Thirty Emily
inherited this grand old mansion. When driving up to the plantation she had second thoughts, is this what she wanted?
As she was wandering around the inside of the house she finds an old diary in the attic written by her ancestors. She reads some of the
diary as she is trying to put some of the pieces together. Emily begins to get mixed emotions, having dreams ad seeing visions about this old
house and her ancestors.
This a story of love, hope, redemption and learning to accept responsibilities for herself. The town locals helped her see above her past. I
enjoyed the book, however there were many repeats from the first book , excerpts from the diary. The story was interesting with a good plot, also well developed characters. I gave the book four stars because of the repeats from the first book. I really enjoyed the first book better.
Oh, and the diary she finds in an old trunk in the attic that belongs to her great-great-great grandmother helps.
Now you all know that I had to read this one! After all, it had two of my favorite things – history AND genealogy!
First, I will say that I have been trying to space out my second and third reads on series books so as not to bore my readers. I picked up Heir of Hope, the second in the Ironwood Plantation Family Saga series, because of the genealogy and family history. Heir of Hope takes place 150 years after the first book, The Whistle Walk. Yes, I’m a nerd. I also like the idea of finding a great family fortune or solving a family mystery. (I previously reviewed The Whistle Walk on www.rosesndthorns.blogspot.com.)
Heir of Hope was an enjoyable read, and it is not necessary to have read the first book in the series. As a matter of fact, reading the second so soon after the first was probably one of the more bothersome parts of reading. The author goes into long diary sections written by Lydia, the heroine in the first book, and they mostly rehash what happened there. Having just read that one, the events were fresh in my mind. Occasionally, a perspective was changed, but not often enough to keep my interest. I confess, there were times I skipped those sections, but had I not just read the other I might not have done so.
Emily Burns’ struggles to come to terms with her past and move toward her future are believable and well-paced. However, while her external and internal goals are clear, she could have been more desperate to accomplish them. The sense that her life will never be the same if she does not was not there for me. The result is an enjoyable read, but not one that keeps you on the edge of your seat. She also has a bad temper, and the things she does as a result are more reminiscent of a ten year old boy than a 20s something woman. By this time, she should have been able to handle her anger better.
I loved the aspect of revisiting a place from 150 years previous, although I found the setting, with such rich possibilities, a bit lacking. I loved the aspect of Emily finding the trunk with the diary, and of her finding out about her ancestors. I appreciated the way McGee wove the lives of the women in various generations together, making them more alike than different.
All in all an enjoyable read, if not a page turner. If you like history and especially genealogy, this one is for you.
3 stars for this one.
The basic story brought up good points as far as treatment of women and how unjust opinions can be, but tell the story with a little less bible. One other thing, a northerner stabbing someone, no witnesses, leaving the scene, small southern town? You'll never get out of jail. Not even a woman with a jailbait bargain.