Reviewer: Trudy Smith
Title: Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas
Author: Janice Hanna
Publisher: Summerside Press
Release Date: August 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1904/Poetry, Texas
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Janice's Website: www.janiceathompson.com
Belinda Bauer was always one to fix things, arrange things. And now God has called her to help Him arrange marriages for her little town of Poetry, or so she thinks.
Belinda knows just the right man to start her marriage brokering business, Georg Kauffman the town barber. Belinda and Georg grew up together, so she knows his likes and dislikes and is determined to find just the right woman for him. Belinda makes all the arrangements without his knowledge and before Georg explains to her that he likes his life just the way it is. It worked out well for Georg because it turns out that his mail-order bride is attracted to and marries Belinda’s brother. That’s OK, Belinda can try again, after all there have been a few good matches, though not necessarily to those originally intended.
But soon Belinda realized that there has always been a bride for Georg in Poetry, herself. Now what does she do? The second arrangements have already been made, unbeknownst to Georg. Georg is also realizing that he really doesn’t want to spend his life alone, that there’s only one woman for him and she’s right there in Poetry.
Georg’s second mail-order bride has come to town and she is beautiful, both inside and out. Can Georg really spend the rest of his life with her or should he follow his heart? Can Belinda rely on God to control the situation and continue to trust that His plans are always best? Will Belinda be able to learn the lesson that God has for her to let Him lead not to lead Him?
Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas is a charming story of romance and subtle inspiration that is very thought provoking. How many times do we try to lead God instead of waiting on Him to lead us?
Janice Hanna has a way of bringing out the best in her characters even when they are struggling. Though there are many characters it is not hard to follow or understand their place. Ms Hanna takes the reader to a place and time that will entertain as well as inspire. Take some time to "visit" Poetry, Texas. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.
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