Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book Review: Tabitha (Girls from the Mountain, Book 1) by Vikki Kestell

 Tabitha Girls From the Mountain Book 2
Tabitha (Girls from the Mountain, Book 1) by Vikki Kestell

From Amazon:

Look for All God’s Promises, A Prairie Heritage, Book 7, Spring 2016! 
From the author of the groundbreaking series, A Prairie Heritage, comes the compelling story of fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Tabitha Hale. Rescued from a life of depravity, Tabitha gives her heart to God and her life to nursing. 

As this tenacious, redeemed woman perseveres toward her vocation, her temper and stubborn independence threaten to derail her aspirations. Will Tabitha pass the trial by fire that is necessary for God to truly use her? 

And what is Tabitha to do with her feelings for Mason Carpenter, the man who simply refuses to give up on her? Is it even possible for God to ordain a shared future for two such different people, both with fervent callings upon their hearts? 

When the Great War erupts in Europe, Carpenter leaves for England to train British pilots to fly reconnaissance missions over Belgium and France. Soon after, Tabitha hears God asking her to nurse the war wounded. However, because America has not joined in the fight, Tabitha has few options. Will the elite British Nursing Service make a place for her? Will they accept the services of an American volunteer? 

And will Tabitha and Mason overcome the differences that stand between them? 

Revisit Palmer House—a most extraordinary refuge for young women rescued from prostitution. Renew your acquaintance with Rose Thoresen, Joy Michaels, and the others who live at Palmer House. Glimpse the years between Stolen and Lost Are Found

My thoughts:

I have to admit that this book kind of threw me off at first. The writing was very good but the subject matter was very hard for me to get through. God's grace and love came out in Vikkie Kestell's writing and drew me in to this wonderful story page by page.

Tabitha was my favorite character throughout. Even though at times she had such hard circumstances, I admired her for drawing her strength from our loving God.  She waited on the Lord.

After finishing this book last night the pictures that were painted in this book are still in my head. With such great descriptions I can still "see" the hot desert, feel the warmth of Palmer house, and hear the war raging outside the tents.

Wonderful book!  

This book was a Free Kindle book a couple of days ago (no longer free). I'm so glad I downloaded it!  

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