Friday, January 31, 2020

"WITH YOU HERE" BY Sarah Monzon


Holy Roman Empire, 1527
In the wake of Martin Luther’s religious reforms, Princess Christyne von Heidelbraum is compelled by her sense of duty to help ease the burden of her people. When she stumbles upon a dying man in the woods, she vows to aid him—even when she discovers the arrow shot in his leg was put there by a heretic hunter. With both her physical and spiritual well-being in danger, she must choose between conscience or adhering to the laws of the Empire.

Present Day
Doubting her calling to become a hospital chaplain, Amber Carrington takes time off from her theology studies to volunteer with refugees in Germany. Working with children, making a difference, reconnecting with the conviction that once drove her—these were her expectations. An instant attraction to a professional soccer player wasn’t a part of the plan…and she can’t let him distract her from her purpose.
As a new Christian, Seth Marshall is determined to put his popularity as a world-renowned footballer to good use. Unfortunately, old habits and public opinions are hard to overcome. When he falls hard and fast for Amber Carrington, his former life—and her no-dating policy—may block his perfect shot for the woman he loves.

"WITH YOU HERE" BY Sarah Monzon is book four of the series and I haven't read the other three, but I was able to follow the story. I believe each story is about one of the Carrington siblings. This story was written in two different times in history between Amber Carrington in the present day and Princess Christyne von Heidelbraum in the Holy Roman Empire. Both women have to face and make dangerous and hard choices and might find love.

I really enjoyed the contrast between Seth who is a new Christian and Amber who struggles with not having an exciting testimony to share.

The history about The Holy Roman Empire was quite interesting.

I was a little uncomfortable when I started reading this book because it was talking about a woman admiring men's muscles on the soccer players. And, then shortly after, I read this sentence "And I have to say, this particular friend has all the right parts in all the right places." and then the next sentence is "Briggs's brows jumped up and down suggestively as his hands outlined an hourglass silhouette." Again this is just me, I would still recommend the book.

I have downloaded the other three books from kindle unlimited and I will be reading them as soon as I can.

I received a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These are my own opinion.

A Carol award finalist and Selah award winner, Sarah Monzon is a stay-at-home mom who makes up imaginary friends to have adult conversations with (otherwise known as writing novels). As a navy chaplain's wife, she resides wherever the military happens to station her family and enjoys exploring the beauty of the world around her.

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