Reviewer: Trudy Smith
Title: Love Finds You in Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Author: Lauralee Bliss
Publisher: Summerside Press
Release Date: October 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1890/NYC & Bethlehem, NH
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Lauralee's Website/Blog: www.lauraleebliss.com
Tom Haskins, the local artist in Bethlehem has been under pressure to settle down and take a wife. He wants more than anything to have God lead him to the right woman. Though heís not sure itís Godís leading he advertises for a mail-order bride.
Sara McGee has lived on the streets of New York since her mother died several years ago. Sara has struggled for food, through all kinds of weather and with all kinds of people. When Saraís friend, Mrs. Whitaker found the mail-order bride ad she immediately thought of Sara and wrote a letter on Saraís behalf.
Tom, being intrigued with Mrs. Whitakerís letter thought he might have found the woman for him. Heís told that Sara is a God-fearing, kind-hearted, loving woman who helps all those around her. But what he finds when Sara steps off the train is a penniless, uneducated girl with little manners. Tomís sister takes Sara under her wing and soon Sara is developing into a well-rounded young woman. But is it too late to develop a relationship with Tom?
As Christmas approaches, God has something in mind for Sara and Tom. But will they be able to follow His leadings, trust in His plan? Will they understand that as our Savior was born in a manger, itís not the outside appearances and expectations that matter but the person on the inside, their heart?
Love Finds You in Bethlehem, NH is a sweet, tender story of transformation for both Sara and Tom. The characters are depicted with real human qualities. The inspirational message that appearances arenít important, itís whatís in the heart is thought-provoking.
Love Finds You in Bethlehem, NH is a Christmas inspirational well worth reading.
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