Thursday, May 22, 2014

" Journey of Hope" by Debbie Kaufman

ISBN: 978-0373829989  | List Price: $5.99 print/ $5.99 Kindle|Format: Paperback or kindle| Page Count: 288

Journey of Hope is Christian historical romantic adventure set in the jungles of 1920 Liberia, Africa and published by Love Inspired Historical books.
 Marriage Is Not Her Mission
Escaping a society wedding, Annabelle Baldwin followed her heart to Liberia to pursue her calling as a missionary. But when an attempted kidnapping lands her under the protection of Stewart Hastings, Anna’s journey takes a new turn. The wounded war veteran needs a guide through the jungle. It’s a job the underfunded missionary can’t refuse, despite the feelings Stewart stirs in her guarded heart.

Stewart knows he won’t succeed without Anna’s expertise. And when danger puts her life at risk, he realizes he cannot live without Anna by his side. But what will it take for a man who has lost his faith to capture the heart of a woman who lives for hers?
                                 Author's Bio

Debbie Kaufman writes inspirational romance for Love Inspired Historical. Along the years, Debbie has had a lot of adventures. They include running a rural airport, working as a small town journalist, teaching middle and high school, working in domestic adoption, and establishing a Chinese adoption program, just to name a few. And through those exciting times, she and her husband managed to raise four children, an assortment of dogs, a plethora of hamsters, gerbils, many ill-fated fish, and quite a few of their children’s friends, all while homeschooling for many years.
Since becoming an empty-nester, Debbie has learned some eclectic truths about herself: She should never be allowed in a book store with a credit card, hobby stores are off limits unless she is accompanied by a rational adult who holds the credit card, and the smartest thing she ever did outside of giving her life to God was to chase after and marry her husband of more than thirty-six years.
Concerning her books, Debbie wants her readers to know that the fact that some of her books contain cannibals should be understood as an element of adventurous historical romance stories, and should never be misconstrued as the sign of a warped mind. Debbie insists she is as normal as everyone else. To decide for yourself, connect with her at one or all of these hangouts:
                                            My Review

" Journey of Hope" by Debbie Kaufman is getting five stars from me!

I really don’t know what to say about this book except that I was hooked from the first page. I wanted to see where Anna and Stewart’s journey ended and if it ended the way they both wanted it too.

This is a love story but so much more! It is a story of faith and courage and living out what you believe.

Anna is a missionary in Liberia and after an attempted kidnapping, her bishop hires her to guide Stewart into the Liberia jungle and Anna’s life is changed forever as well as Stewart’s.

Neither Anna nor Stewart are looking for romance but just maybe God has something else in mind, as Stewart tells Anna when they are discussing there former finances, as they both had one. This is the direct quote from the book on page 109 “ Poetic,but no. For now, my students are enough for me. If God wants otherwise,I trust he’ll send the right man into my life, one who will see my heart.” Stewart’s voice took on an unexpected fervor. “ Perhaps he did. Maybe your standards are the problem.Are you sure you’d recognize him even if he stood in front of you?”  Anna is attracted to Stewart but there is a problem, he is not a believer.

This story is full of details about the dangers of the Liberia jungle and the customs of people who live there. 

This book also has life lessons as well as the love story ,which I believe will touch your heart and make you see that God doesn't promise to deliver us from pain or even death, but gives us ,the strength to walk through life's trials, whether we are delivered from them or not.

I really recommend this book.

There are questions for discussions at the end of the book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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