Book Review: A Heartbeat Away (In the Quilts of Love Series) by S.Dionne Moore
About the Book:
When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam.
Her mother's mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt's message to its greatest test---but can betrayal be forgiven?
Here's a preview of the book:
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My thoughts on the book:
I love books set in the Civil War area. However, I had a hard time finishing this book. The plot was very similar to many other books out there set in the Civil War ear. Boy met girl when he is wounded. Boy gets sick and is taken care of by the girl. I found this event repeating often throughout the story. I did like the fact that the heroine did have a flaw. This made her more realistic. I think all to many heroines in stories are perfect. I also thought there were to many question to keep track of while reading the story. I kept wondering what was going on. I was given this book by Litfuse Public Relations. I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the Author:
Dionne Moore is a historical romance author who resides in South Central PA with her family, surrounded by the beautiful Cumberland Valley and lots of fun, historically rich locations. She is a weekly contributor to "The Borrowed Book", a blog for book-lovers and "Cozy Mystery Magazine", for all things cozy mystery.
Learn more about Dionne at http://www.sdionnemoore.com