Saturday, January 30, 2010

Angel's Den by Jamie Carie (Review)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (February 1, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0805448146

Book Summary:

In 1808, when Emma meets and marries Eric Montclaire (the famed “most handsome man west of the Appalachians”), this young daughter of prominent St. Louis citizens believes a fairy tale has just begun. Instead, her husband’s angelic looks quickly prove only to mask a monstrous soul all too capable of possessive emotions and physical abuse. Praying for mercy, she is devastated when Eric insists on her joining his yearlong group expedition to the Pacific Ocean, following the trail Lewis and Clark blazed just a few years earlier. By the time cartographer Luke Bowen realizes Emma’s plight, it’s too late to easily untangle what has become an epic web of lies, theft, murder, courtroom drama, and a deep longing for love. Only God can show them the way out.

My Review:

Angel's Den held my attention from page one. It is a captivating, intriguing, suspenseful, riveting, historical Christian fiction novel. It is set in 1808 and mentions the Lewis and Clark expedition without getting heavy on the history aspect. I was really surprised in a good way at the twists and turns the book took. It is a well written book and I could not turn the pages fast enough. The main characters are Emma Daring Montclaire and her abusive, deceptive, murderous, husband Eric, Luke the cartographer/guide, and multiple excellent secondary characters. The plot was interesting and parts unique. The amount of faith element was just right. I loved how Luke helped Emma and her faith mature through hardships, danger, and stressful circumstances. The ending was a surprise also but good. One of my favorite reads for January. I have read all of Jamie Carie's books and she gets better and better. Highly Recommended.

About the author:
Jamie Carie writes novels about fierce, passionate women; their dreams; their fears; their triumphs. Her deepest desire is to see her readers find that same passion as they follow their destiny and discover deeper intimacy with Jesus. She has written Snow Angel, Wind Dancer, Love's First Light, and The Duchess and the Dragon.

She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three sons.

Thank you Julie Gwinn of B+H Publishing for my review copy.

1 comment:

Bookfool said...

That sounds fabulous and I love the cover.

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