We’re just a month into 2019, and already, I’ve read SO MANY great books! In an effort to resuscitate my blog (for real) and as a way to recommend some good reads to you, I thought I’d take the time every Wednesday to tell you what I’ve been reading and why I’ve enjoyed it.
I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, but I still picked up A Bound Heart because I read about it on a post on a Facebook group regarding “swoon-worthy heroes” in Christian fiction. Historical fiction? Eh. Swoon-worthy heroes? Woo-hoo!
Well, I ended up loving this book and not just because of the hero. The story is set in Scotland in the 1700s and follows Lark, a young woman who has been wrongfully accused of a crime and sent away to the American colonies as an indentured servant. That alone is enough drama for a book in and of itself, but her story is more complicated by the fact that her childhood friend is similarly banished then separated from her once they cross the ocean. The questions of whether or not they’ll be reunited, how she’ll survive in her new home (which is filled with some shady characters), and whether or not she’ll lose faith in God’s care as hardship after hardship threatens her trust in Him make for an even more entertaining read.
I think what I appreciated most about this book was the way that the issues and questions of faith – trusting God when it’s most difficult – were applicable to the story and still relevant to us as believers today.
Check it out on Amazon by going here. Happy reading!