Saturday, October 18, 2008

Longings of the Heart by Bonnie Leon

Longings of the Heart (Sydney Cove Series #2)

This is the second novel in the Sydney Cove series by Bonnie Leon. Hannah and John have settled into married life and embraced Australia as their new home after coming over on convict ships. They begin a new life as sheep farmers and are forced to rely on God and each other to survive and fulfill their dreams. When a Deidre shows up in town life for the two gets difficult. Hannah is faced with the danger of having her past revealed.

I have never read a novel set in Australia so I was intrigued by the setting to begin with. I did have difficulty following the story since it was the second in the series. There were times I felt like I was missing parts of the story so I would recommend reading the first. With that disclaimer I did really love the story and read it in two sittings of course those sittings were long and nothing got done in my house but sometimes it's worth it. I loved Hannah and John because they showed true tension found in a marriage. If you enjoy historical then this is a great choice. It is different from the prairie stories we often get with Christian inspirational fiction.

1 comment:

Bonnie Leon said...

Hi Donna.

Thanks for the good review. Glad you enjoyed the book. Hope you'll get a chance to read book one. I'm working on galleys for book three and I'm having a good time. :-)