Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Small Town Girl Book Review

Rosey Corner Series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  How long can two people stand on the brink of love without plunging in headfirst?
     In the autumn of 1941, rumor of war whisper through Rosey Corner.  The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath.  But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh.  As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking.  And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest. 
     Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways.  Could she truly be in love with him?  And if he enlists, will she ever see him again?
     In her gentle and textured style, Ann H. Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip your heart and stir your spirit.  Fans of Gabhart's Angel Sister will love seeing Kate Merritt all grown-up, as well as other they have come to love.

REVIEW:  Having read and liked two of Ann H. Gabhart's books, I was interested in reading this one when it came across my e-mail.  I had not read the first Rosey Corner book, Angel Sister, but did not need to as this book stands very well on it's own.  The characters seem so real that I often thought about them and their situations when I wasn't reading about them, trying to come up with solutions for their problems.  My heart went out to Jay as he struggled with his past and the baggage he carried with him.  There were times I just wanted to shake the two of them, especially when they were being hard headed and difficult, not listening to the Lord when He spoke to them.  The fun and zest for life Lorena, or "Birdie" as Jay called her, made this book even more enjoyable. 
     I really enjoyed this story.  My 12-year-old daughter has been begging me to let her read it when I finished it because she liked the description on the back.  This would be a great book to take on vacation or even a stay-cation and read on your down time.  I don't think you will be disappointed.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister, Words Spoken True, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted.  She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky.  Find out more at

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