Litfuse Book Review
About the book Starving Hearts:
(Heritage Beacon Fiction, May 2016)
About Starving Hearts: Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage.
She yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .
Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After a failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.
Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette both endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter’s faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?
About the author:
Janine Mendenhall teaches teens English, of all things! Sometimes she sleeps, but most nights she reads, writes, or watches movies like Pride and Prejudice and claims she’s researching her next book. Splickety Love and Splickety Prime have published her flash fiction. She and her husband, Tom, live in North Carolina where they and their two golden retrievers help gratify the needs of their five children and two cats.
This book. Wow. I’d never read anything by Janine Mendenhall before and really wasn’t sure what to think of the book before beginning. Now, I want to find more. I want this story to continue on. It’s amazing! Seriously.
Annette is a lovely young woman who is also not the image of all the other young women her age. She loves to read and talk politics plus the slave trade. Being allowed to have her own thoughts and opinions has let her develop her own person and thoughts and ideas. Can she keep this independence? Can she be true to herself and what she believes? Will she ever find love?
After being accosted Annette draws the man who saves her, over and over she draws him. Finally the man she draws becomes the real man who saved her. She finds him and falls in love. But as circumstances spiral out of their control and into the control on one bent on revenge and destruction, can they hold onto each other and their very lives?
Get a copy of this book. Get a copy for all your friends and family as well. Make sure all the local libraries get a copy too!