Setting Two Hearts Free Kindle Edition
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In Setting Two Hearts Free, Grunst shines at creating the engaging characters that populate the charming backcountry Virginia inn. Set in 1781, several years after the two previous books of the series, the story now centers on the Stewarts' older daughter, Mary, and Donald Duncan, the son of their friends in Alexandria. Grunst vividly depicts the trauma of war from the front lines to the home front, where those left behind must maintain farms and businesses in the absence of husbands, sons, and brothers. A soldier in the Continental Army, Donald endures exhaustion, disillusionment, and the mental and emotional toll of battle. A future with Mary feels increasingly out of reach. With Donald's extended absences, Mary harbors doubts about their relationship as well, particularly when during a British invasion she suffers a shattering trauma. Grunst realistically and compassionately portrays the harsh wounds of war that Donald and Mary individually endure. The healing process that gradually draws them into a deeper, more intimate relationship of mutual dependence and shared strength provides encouragement and spiritual insight for readers who may face struggles in their relationships.-J. M. HochstetlerAuthor of The American Patriot Series
It is often in the aftermath of tragedy's physical scars that we realize the deepest and most lasting wounds lie within. Author Janet Grunst brings us hope in this beautifully poignant tale of love torn apart by war's terrible secrets; and truth, the invitation to God's healing grace to make us whole. A beautifully heartrending story of love's triumph in truth amidst the atrocities of war.-Kate BreslinBestselling author of Far Side of the Sea
Author Janet Grunst has again brought a crucial time in our nation's history to life through the continuing Stewart family saga. Separated by Donald Duncan's enlistment to fight for freedom during the Revolutionary War, he and Mary Stewart are no longer wide-eyed young teens filled with dreams, but they have become young adults facing difficult realities. Grunst weaves each of their stories with delicacy through the tragedies which befall them. Donald and Mary must decide whether they will allow these trials to determine their future. Readers of clean historical romance will be touched by this tender and positive story of what honesty, faith, and perseverance truly mean. Highly recommend! -Kathleen RouserAward-winning author of Rumors and Promises.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B085DRXFZY
- Publisher : Smitten Historical Romance (October 6, 2020)
- Publication date : October 6, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4524 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1645262804
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #423,764 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Donald Duncan faces another day filled with unspeakable horror of the wounded and dying, causing his faith in God to waver. Plagued with violent nightmares, he wonders if his life will ever be normal again. Would Mary still be waiting for him?
Mary Stewart longs for letters from Donald. Patrick O'Brien is interested in courting Mary, and she is fond of him. She still loves Donald, but he has been gone so long. Have they grown apart?
Mary had a terrible incident that changed her, causing her such sorrow and guilt. Will she ever be joyful again? Would Donald still love her?
In Setting Two Hearts Free, Janet Grunst again captures the reader's attention and engages mind and heart. The issues addressed in this story are also current concerns. In fact, Janet Grunst dedicated this story to those who suffer invisible wounds of war and other trauma . . . .
I rate this 4.5 stars. I read an ARC manuscript, which had a few grammatical errors and time sequence difficulties. I assume they were corrected before final publication.
This review is entirely my own opinion. Thank you to Janet Grunst for the privilege of reading this manuscript.