Good day friends! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. As promised, I’m sharing my review of My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls by Amanda Barratt. It was such a good book! Every book I’ve read of this series has been wonderful actually. And I know there is more coming which makes me jump for joy!
About the Book
Outwardly, Adele Linley’s trip to visit her American cousins is nothing more than a summer vacation. In reality, she’s the daughter of an English aristocrat with barely a penny to her name seeking a rich American husband.
Having grown up in an overcrowded orphanage, Drew Dawson is determined to make a name for himself. He’ll take any honest job to provide for his sister—even crossing Niagara Falls by tightrope.
On a sightseeing trip to the Falls, Adele meets several eligible suitors. Incredibly wealthy and pompous, Franklin Conway takes an immediate fancy to her. But Adele would truly like to marry for love. When she encounters the mysterious Drew in the garden, Adele is confused by her feelings for someone who is everything she is NOT looking for. Will they both stay the course they have chosen for themselves?
Isn’t it funny how we go about life looking for things to be done our way and then God totally changes our course of action? Then He goes a step further and turns it into something more beautiful and wonderful then we ever dreamed? That is exactly what happened to Adele and Drew in the latest in the My Heart Belong series. Both characters had a plan, what they thought was a good one, until God intervened and brought them something even better.
The thing I loved most about these characters is they way they handled the curveballs that life threw at them. They didn’t really take too much time to wallow in self pity. Instead, they both devised plans, maybe not the best ones but plans nonetheless, that would help their families in their time of need. They were strong, courageous, and everything I wanted them to be. It was so easy to like Adele and Drew, so easy to admire their bravery, and even easier to love them as their relationship grew.
Ms. Barratt easily weaves the story of Jesus throughout the pages of this book. Several times I found myself wondering what a non-believer might think if reading this book. Would they catch the little subtleties that Ms. Barratt has placed so delicately in the storyline, or would they understand when bold statements were made? If nothing else, they will definitely know who God is by the end of the book, and I just pray it speaks to their hearts!
I encourage you to take a trip to 1870’s Niagara Falls. Open a book that will show you love, romance, fun, and even daredevil activities. You won’t be sorry! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
ECPA bestselling author Amanda Barratt fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story – a spinoff of Jane Eyre. Now, Amanda writes inspirational historical romance, penning stories that transport readers to a variety of locales – from the sweeping coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, to the rugged landscape of Central Texas. Her novella, The Truest Heart, finaled in the 2017 FHL Reader’s Choice Awards.
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she lives in the woods of Michigan with her fabulous family, who kindly put up with the invisible people she calls characters.
These days, Amanda can be found reading way too many books, watching an eclectic mix of BBC dramas and romantic chick flicks, and trying to figure out a way to get on the first possible flight to England.