Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Grace Livingston Hill
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
“The crowd was indeed thinning at last, but there was no sign of McNair anywhere. Kerry looked at her watch and saw that it was a full half hour since he had left her. Oh, what had become of him, and where was her precious manuscript?” Grace Livingston Hill writes in her novel, Kerry.
At two hundred and forty-fifty three pages, this paperback book is targeted toward readers who enjoy light romance and learning about life on ship and living in New York in the nineteen twenties. With no profanity but mentioning of alcoholism and hints of violence, readers would enjoy its contents with quotes from the King James Version of the Bible.
Born in the nineteenth century, Grace Livingston Hill wrote over one hundred novels and was considered the pioneer of Christian romance. In reading her tomes being republished, the reader is instantly transported back in time with descriptive, expressive, and detailed scenes.
In this tale that begins in Europe in the early nineteen twenties, beautiful eighteen year old daughter of a scientist still grieves her father’s death six months ago, especially when her haughty, self-centered mother decides to marry Sam Morgan for his money. Like her father, she wants absolutely nothing to do with the louse, Kerry Kavanaugh flees with her parent’s completed manuscript on a ship to America.
On board she meets the charming but reserved Graham McNair and pushy, cunning Professor Henry Dawson, both with opposite personalities, traits and morals. While one ardently pursues her with ulterior motives, the other cherishes their friendship and gives her hope.
Wanting to take her well-known father’s book to a publisher in New York, Kerry guards the written contents with determination but a few pages of the notes go missing while crossing the Atlantic. With one man’s help, she not only locates the culprit, the thief stalks her every move, even when she sets foot on American soil.
As McNair witnesses to the young lady of God and Jesus’s return, Kerry is captivated by the aspect of depending on God for guidance and support. Learning to trust in the Almighty, she, with the help of dear friends, tries to stay one step ahead of her pursuer.
With the Biblical presentation of eternal salvation, the reader learns the ways and culture of the time period and the ongoing hope Christians have as they look for the return of their Redeemer.
This book was furnished by Barbour Publishing, Inc. in lieu of an unbiased review.