Sunday, June 20, 2010
“Hearts Awakening” by Deila Parr is about two people in desperate circumstances. Life has left few choices for Elvira Kilmer. Her dreams for marriage and a family of her own have long since passed her by, and her arrival on Dillon's Island is not of her choosing, but she needs work. Jackson Smith needs a housekeeper and someone to take care of his two young sons. Ellie never imagined Jackson would be so young and handsome. Jackson, on the other hand, has never met anyone quite so plain. Jackson quickly comes to realize that Ellie's presence may solve his own problems with both the raising of his young boys and the shame that surrounds his first marriage. Ellie and Jackson have a hard time agreeing on how to raise the boys, and Jackson has a hard time trusting Ellie because of the infidelity in his first marriage. They both have to trust in God to get them through this time and realize the love they have to each other. I received a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House.