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Pray for a Brave Heart Paperback – January 29, 2013
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A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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The ninth in Helen MacInnes's bibliography of more than twenty novels, Pray for a Brave Heart showcases the author's talent brilliantly. Originally published in 1955, it highlights and expands on many of the elements for which MacInnes continues to be revered, even now, over thirty years after her death; there is a smart energy and a gripping literary prowess that sparks off the pages. Comparing Pray for a Brave Heart with the first of MacInnes's novels that I recently read, Above Suspicion, I was struck by the way she managed to maintain her unique brand of storytelling while completely altering the experience of the two novels. With fourteen years between the publication of each book, and with seven books in between, MacInnes was able to evolve her story's thrills to keep her genre fresh without losing touch with the writing style readers instantly came to know her for. I enjoyed the departures from Above Suspicion that she took in Pray for a Brave Heart, most notably the different way she approached her narrative.Read more ›
Nicely atmospheric and wonderful detail for time and place.
Thank you, Amazon, for bringing back the work of this author. She was one of the best (and personally, I think many of today's novelists could learn a thing or two from her).
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"Pray for a Brave Heart" started in a somewhat confusing way for me. There were several sets of character and story lines. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Clae Maxwell
Enjoyable book that is set in Switzerland. I had read some of her books in the 80s, but I was not familiar with this book. It is one of her first post WWII books. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eric B.
While this isn't my favorite MacInnes novel, it is still well written, full of suspense, and has good characterization. I recommend it.Published 11 months ago by Jan Bennett
Good plot; story moved along well. Strong characters, lovely setting and lots of plot twists. I quite enjoyed it, good read.Published 14 months ago by richard wolownik
Helen MacInnes can't seem to write a bad novel. This may just be her weakest but it is still worth reading.Published on May 31, 2013 by Paul H. L. Walter
Great reading and nicely parsed action. Read it many years ago and enjoyed it as much the second time. Enjoy all of her booksPublished on April 22, 2013 by Beverly Bell
I read this author years ago, but I missed this one. I was not disappointed. Good stories don'have to have all the violence of current genres in order to be entertaining.Published on April 9, 2013 by Wes Dyck