Monday, February 22, 2010

# book review

Spring Value Fiction Blog Tour!

Title: Yesterday's Promise
Author: Linda Lee Chaikin
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: February 16, 2010
ISBN: 9780307458759
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

From the Publisher:

He fought to seek his fortune.
Would he lose a greater treasure: the love he left behind?

As the son of the squire of Grimston Way, aristocrat Rogan Chantry has fought hard to win his independence from Sir Julien Bley and the British South Africa Company. Now, his pursuit of a mysterious deposit of gold, marked on a map willed to him by his murdered uncle, Henry Chantry, is challenged by a new complication: the impending British colonization of South Africa. Can Sir Rogan find the gold in the midst of escalating tensions among the native tribesmen, the missionaries sent to win them, and the new colonists?

Meanwhile, Evy Varley, the woman Rogan loves back in England, is headed for a brave yet dangerous confrontation with Henry’s killer–but at what price? With so much against Rogan and Evy, a reunion seems improbable, if not impossible. Can yesterday’s promise hold them faithful to the hope of future freedom and a victorious love?


My Review:

I absolutely loved this book, now it may also have to do with the fact that some of it takes place in South Africa, BUT, overall it was such a sweet historical novel.

I think the writer did a wonderful job portraying the main characters of Evy Varley and Rowan Chantry and even though this is book two in the East of the Sun Series, I didn't feel like I was lost or had no idea who the characters were or what they were doing. It was easy to follow along and to enjoy.

I would recommend this book to anyone and as a matter of fact, I'm going to look for the first book in the series, that is how much I enjoyed it.

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Title: The Golden Cross
Author: Angela Elwell Hunt
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: February 16, 2010
ISBN: 9780307458773
Genre: Fiction - Christian - Historical

From the publisher:

“It is said that as Cahira, daughter of the great Irish king Rory O’Connor, lay dying of a wound from a Norman blade, she lifted her hand toward heaven and beseeched God that others would follow after her, bright stars who would break forth from the courses to which they are bound and restore right in this murderous world…”

To Kathleen O’Connor, Cahira’s story is nothing more than a charming legend—until her research divulges that several of Cahira’s heirs did, indeed, leave the traditional roles of womanhood to fight for right. Stunned, Kathleen realizes she herself bears Cahira’s mark. Is Kathleen destined to continue the legacy in the twenty-first century?

To discover how the histories of these women relate to her own future, Kathleen must delve deep into the past to learn the truth about The Heirs of Cahira O’Connor…

Aidan O’Connor

Aidan O’Connor was raised among pickpockets and prostitutes in a Dutch colony on Java, Indonesia. But when a world-famous cartographer discovers her natural artistic talent, she is given a chance to leave her troubled life behind. Disguised as a boy, Aidan joins her benefactor at sea and begins the work of drawing the flora and fauna of the new world. This fresh beginning leads her into adventure--and to a great love. But can this love survive the force of Aidan’s past…and her ambitions for her future?


My Review:

This is the second book in the Heirs of Cahira O'Connor trilogy and unfortunately I haven't had a chance to finish it, but I've been enjoying it too.

It's my first time reading anything by Angela Elwell Hunt but it certainly won't be my last.

These books were provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah


  1. Sandra,

    For the value I think these books are amazing. I too, have enjoyed reading them as well.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Both books sound great!

  3. Thanks for the reviews. I am adding them to my wish list. I read many of the books you recommend.

  4. I've never read anything by Linda C. but I love Angela Hunt stories.


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