Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley (Review)



This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing


A Lady Like Sarah
Thomas Nelson; Original edition (December 22, 2009)
by
Margaret Brownley




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:





Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this, except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, "Maybe God's calling you to write fiction."



It turns out God was and Margaret did. She now has more than 20 novels to her credit. In addition, she's written many Christian articles and a non-fiction book. Still, it took a lot of prodding from God before Margaret tried her hand at writing inspirational fiction which led to her Rocky Creek series. "I love writing about characters at different stages of faith," she says of the new direction her writing career has taken, "and I'm here to stay."



Happily married to her real-life hero, Margaret and her husband live in Southern California.





ABOUT THE BOOK



Sarah Prescott has never known a respectable life; just a hardscrabble childhood and brothers who taught her to shoot straight.


Justin Wells left Boston in disgrace, heading out alone on the dusty trail to Texas. But when the once-respected clergyman encounters a feisty redhead in handcuffs with a dying US Marshall at her side, their journey takes a dramatic turn.


His high society expectations and Sarah's outlaw habits clash from the start. With a price on her head and a sweet orphan in tow, Justin and Sarah make the difficult journey toward Rocky Creek. There justice will be meted out hopefully with a portion of grace.



If you would like to read the first chapter of A Lady Like Sarah, go HERE

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My Review:

Overall an okay Christian Historical novel. It is set in the 1870s Texas area. The heroine is Sarah Prescott, the only girl in the infamous Prescott gang. She is not one of the bad guys, the gang is composed of her three brothers who want revenge for their parents death and she just goes along with them. She knows the lifestyle is not right. After meeting preacher Justin Wells her struggling faith matures. The plot and characters were interesting and held my attention. Definitely some humorous details. I liked the romance that developed between Sarah and Justin. The ending was okay it did not seem like justice was served on her brothers. This is the first book in a series and I am looking forward to reading the next. If you like this type of book recommended. :)

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