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Book 1 of 3 in the Women of Hope Series

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"[A]n engaging tale of duty, romance, family, and love....I'll be eager to see what character Ms. Aiken chooses next to feature in this exciting new series."
Serena Chase, USAToday.com

"I loved this story. A sweet historical romance about a woman determined to help her family. Ginny Aiken is a fabulous writer who creates characters and a setting that come alive and transport you to another time and place. The suspense writer in me loved the thread of mystery she skillfully wove into the plot. This book should come with a warning: Before you start to read, make sure you don't have anything else to do for the next several hours because you WON'T want to put this book down. Eagerly awaiting the sequel!"―Lynette Eason

"[Ginny] Aiken in FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS has created a well-crafted story with humor and characters you will care what happens to them."―Margaret Daley, author of Saving Hope in the Men of the Texas Rangers Series

"FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS is the kind of book I love to read. A marriage of convenience where the reason doesn't feel contrived. Strong characters. An interesting plot that kept me turning pages. A touch of mystery. A lot of romance. A strong biblical theme skillfully woven into the story. I want to read more books by this author."―Lena Nelson Dooley author of Maggie's Journey, Mary's Blessing, and the Will Rogers Medallion Award winner, Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico

"The Biblical story of Queen Esther meets the West in an engaging historical romance. A hurting hero you'll root for. A steadfast heroine with a big heart who will steal yours. A poignant story of overcoming past betrayals through faith, forgiveness, and finding true love."―Vickie McDonough award-winning author of the Pioneer Promises series and co-author of the Texas Trails series

"Once again Ginny Aiken writes with both humor and deep emotional angst. FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to keep reading until the very end. Olivia Moore is the reluctant Mary Poppins of Bountiful, Oregon and Eli Whitman is so adorable as the stoic widower/banker that I fell for him the first time he stepped onto the page. Another great book by one of my favorite writers. What a treat!"
Lenora Worth author of Sweetheart Reunion

"Travel to the town of Bountiful with Christian author Ginny Aiken, where romance, intrigue and even a few childish pranks converge. FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS offers readers all of the elements they love in one beautifully-written Esther-themed tale. Highly recommended!"―Janice Hanna Thompson, author of Love Finds You in Daisy, Oklahoma

About the Author

Ginny Aiken, a former newspaper reporter, lives in Pennsylvania with her engineer husband. Born in Havana, Cuba, raised in Valencia and Caracas, Venezuela, she discovered books early and wrote her first novel at age fifteen while she trained with the Venezuelan Classical Ballet Company. She burned that tome when she turned a "mature" sixteen. Ginny has taught novel-writing seminars and workshops at Harrisburg(PA) Area Community College and Penn State University.
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Product Details

  • Series: Women of Hope (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: FaithWords (August 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892968486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892968480
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,065,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've never read any of Ginny Aiken's books before (though I have seen them) so wasn't sure what to expect when I beganFor Such a Time as This. I like bible stories being retold in modern or historical times, but sadly I didn't like this retelling as much as I had hoped. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice read--just not the kind of retelling I was expecting.

The characters in For Such a Time as This were fun to get to know, though sometimes I felt their reactions or behavior was a bit unbelievable or exaggerated. I liked Olivia's spunk, daring nature. And watching the attraction grow between Olivia and Eli was sweet--especially as they kept trying to deny it even to themselves. Reading about their nightly chats after the children were tucked in bed was a really sweet bonding time, in my opinion. Those were my favorite scenes!

There was a (very) tiny bit of suspense/adventure. It was a nice surprise to see these scenes pop up, as I wasn't expecting it. The final action scene, especially with Olivia's `heroic' actions to save her husband, seemed a little unrealistic, but that's just me.

All in all, For Such a Time as This was a good one-time read. I would've liked to see more of a realistic resemblance between the book and the story of Esther, but that's just personal preference. I am sure fans of Ginny Aiken's writing will enjoy this new historical fiction by her!

I reviewed this book for Faith Words. Thanks to Sarah Reck for sending me my copy. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.
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Expect a Pippins-good-time with Nanny Olivia as she takes on widower's kids, & Bank Pres Eli himself. Drought and insect famine has not lain to waste Livvy's ingenuity for child steering, nor her charges' their creativity toward mischief.

How could God force Livvy to make such a decision? Should the needs of dozens of others require such a personal sacrifice? Was it as the lamb on the sacrificial alter, or manna in the midst of arid Bountiful, Oregon? If Livvy thought she'd been tested in the fires before the special church service, how could she even imagine the confrontations ahead? Blessings or curses?
Economic turns in any decade can be both a boon and bust. And so it goes with Livvy's family. Just as readers get comfy with the late 1870s pace of life, the story explodes into all manner of mystery and adventure---gosh, even romance. I did find it more a story of pioneer business/life in small towns of the 19th century, than a full-fledged romance. But ladies will like the romantic thread stitched throughout, like a tatting around a bigger story.

Livvy and Banker Eli seem to share this book's protagonist position but at times get a bit off-keltered into more of an antagonist role. Disposition wavering seems to be a factor in the plot as well as the personalities of this book's leading characters. Perhaps we all trend that way in this 21st century, why not in the 19th? At least in the storybook end of "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS" it all comes up Merry Christmas (a far cry from `Season's Compliments').

Not promoted as a Christmas book, but it could be. And Christmas book lovers will enjoy it. And it would make a good gift book for Christian Christmas celebrants.

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Ginny Aiken has written more books than I can count. On top of that, she's written all kinds of books: short and long, humorous and wrenchingly moving as well as filled with suspense. She amazes me because at any length or any depth of emotion, whatever she writes is terrific.

Her first book in the THE WOMEN OF HOPE series, For Such a Time as This, was released Tuesday. In her books in this series, Ginny takes a story from the Bible and set it in more modern times. For Such a Time as This takes place in Oregon in the year 1879. My favorite books by Ginny have always been the short, humorous ones. so I approached this novel with some misgiving which turned out to be misplaced. This longer and deeply touching novel fascinated me and it also had Ginny's trademark humor sprinkled throughout.

The setting of the small town is beautifully described with historical details that made me feel as if I, too, were in Bountiful, experiencing the struggle of the farmers against drought and insects. The characters are artfully and clearly drawn. I loved Olivia's rambunctious family and the children she cares for as well. Elijah and Olivia come across as strong but flawed, often stubborn but loving people. They grow, both as people and together as husband and wife although they can't admit that-until the twist that tests them but not Olivia's faith.

I look forward to the next novels in this series.
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I have always loved historical romances. I found Ginny Aiken and downloaded a sample chapter and was hooked! Ginnys storytelling and eye for detail transport the reader Back in time - I could almost hear the wagons rolling past and feel the dust on my face. A real page turner!!.
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I had no idea that this was supposed to be a retelling of the story of Esther and I never made the connection on my own. I enjoyed it simply for the historical romance and a little mystery. I thought it was a bit unbelievable that Eli was not aware for so long after the letters of foreclosure were sent out from the bank. They lived in a small town and word gets around so I think someone would have mentioned them to him. Other than that, I enjoyed the book as I have other Ginny Aiken books in the past.
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