The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey — Review

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

New historical romance set on the Illinois frontier in 1840s:
When loss breaks her heart, can she find the courage to go on?

The Promise of Morning (At Home in Beldon Grove, #2)Your browser may not support display of this image. The Promise of Morning from Ann Shorey takes readers to Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s. Life isn’t easy here. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth.
Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town’s founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before?
Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again.

The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3333-9
$14.99, March 2010



Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul.

The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Someone may have told you how the first book in this series The Edge of Light was depressing. It was and in starting The Promise of Morning you would think this would be depressing through out as well, but that is not the case. This novel starts with a heart breaking fact of life and continues into a scenario where with modern day medical knowledge we know what is happening, but ignorance hurts. Yet the story continues on. By the book blurb it looks like this is a story about Ellie, and it is, but even more so this is a story about Matthew.

Through both Ellie and Matthew a story is told that is very real, raw, and emotional and something to growth with and from and continue on. In the situations that take place my own mind says I would just give up, but watching the characters and watching how life does continue and seeing how God orchestrates things for the end all is incredible to imagine. This is a book that tells a story about grief, but offers so much healing as well. I highly recommend this book. Though it is the second in a series, you could very well read this one alone. Now, eagerly I look forward to the next novel to come from author Ann Shorey.

*Thanks to Donna Hausler of Revell Books for providing a copy for review.*

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“Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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3 Comments

  1. Great website,Margaret. Thanks for posting the enthusiastic review!
    Blessings on your day.

  2. Although I love Ann Shorey, I found that “A Promise of Morning” to be emotionally difficult.

    Being a Pastor’s wife myself, I find myself overly sensitive to the depiction of Pastors and their families. I did not enjoy the character of Pastor Matthew and did not like how he was such a “bull in a china shelf” and created judgements of others so quickly.

    If you’re interested, I have more to say on my site at http://www.tracysbooknook.com.

    -Tracy
    Tracy´s last blog post ..“The Promise of Morning” by Ann Shorey -Book Review

    • Tracy – The last comment you left at christianhistoricalfiction.blogspot.com – you should know that website is now at http://chf.creativemadnessmama.com Also, FYI every single one of your comments is coming up as spam because you leave a link. You are automatically linked back to your website by your name link and you also have the option of commentluv. Just an FYI…

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