Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Keeper of Her Heart by Stacy Henrie

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If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the backdrop of World War One!

Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry only for love, never money. So when she finds herself irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by eloping with him to London to build a new life.

Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.

Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to remain true to her convictions and live life on her own terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .

Advanced Praise for the Book

“Stacy Henrie possesses superior storytelling skills, her historical accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed, and she knows how to create characters we can identify with and whom we really care for.” —Fresh Fiction

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GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction
PUBLISHER: Beyond the Page
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017
PAGES: 271

The Keeper of Her Heart follows Ada Thorne Henley over the course of several years and, in so doing, readers are given a glimpse into England from the beginnings of WW1 to its aftermath. History is intrinsically woven into Ada’s compelling story, and readers will be moved by the emotional ups and downs. Told almost in snippets, the novel sometimes hops forward several months – or even years – but this allows no scene to be wasted.

Ada is a very likable heroine whose courage, resolve, and vulnerability is inspiring and compelling. She quickly feels like a friend, and we become so wrapped up in her story that we feel each emotion with her. The cast of other characters are vivid and full of life, and Henrie knits them all together with a tender hand.

Bottom Line: The Keeper of Her Heart by Stacy Henrie is poignant and inspiring, the highs and lows of Ada’s life drawing the reader in wholeheartedly. The theme of God’s presence in times of joy as well as sorrow and fear walks hand-in-hand with Ada’s determined spirit and her compelling courage. Life doesn’t always work out the way we planned but in God’s hands we are held through it all.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

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about the author

USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.

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Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will receive a $40 Amazon e-gift card and an e-book copy of any of Stacy’s books (winner’s choice)

– Open internationally

– Ends October 25th

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Carrie

35 Responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Keeper of Her Heart by Stacy Henrie”

  1. Perrianne Askew

    Looks like a fantastic read! Thank you for the review & giveaway opportunity.

  2. Carol Kelley

    Sounds like a great book and I would love to read it!

  3. Kay Garrett

    Love the cover for The Keeper of Her Heart!

    Thanks for the review. It helps me decide if a book is right for me and The Keeper of Her Heart definitely is. I’ve already added it to my TBR list.

  4. English Lady

    I saw this book advertised on a Facebook group the other day and looked it up on NetGalley. Now approved and sent to my Kindle.

  5. Stacy Henrie

    Thanks for the lovely review, Carrie! So glad you enjoyed the book and connected with Ada’s character. She’s been clamoring for her story to be told for a quite a while now. 🙂

  6. Winnie Thomas

    Thanks, Carrie. This book sounds fascinating, Stacy. I love historical fiction and the cover is lovely.

  7. Becky Smith

    The book cover really captures one’s attention, because it has so many things happening on it! Historical fiction is fun to read! I love that Stacy has the theme of God’s presence throughout the story. Really looking forward to reading this book.

  8. NICOLE SANTANA

    The cover to this book is gorgeous and the book description sounds so good I had to put it on my Goodreads TBR list immediately. Excited to get to this book. Great review!!!

  9. Alison Boss

    The cover of Keeper of My Heart is awesome…very intriguing! I love historical Christian fiction and this book sounds sooo good! I look forward to reading it!! Thanks for the GREAT review, Carrie! And Stacy, thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway and another wonderful book to feed my reader appetite 🙂

  10. Jeanne C

    Love the cover (beautiful) and the interview (great words to make you want to read it without giving anything away). Thank you for the chance to win!

  11. Carol Luciano

    Love your review. I loved the Of Love and War series. I can’t wait to read this one. Thank you so much for the post.