Monday, January 6, 2014

CFBA - Tempest's Course by Lynette Sowell

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Tempest's Course

Abingdon Press (December 17, 2013)


Lynette Sowell


Lynette Sowell is an award-winning novelist. Her most recent novel, Tempest’s Course, is part of the Quilts of Love line from Abingdon Press. When Lynette’s not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down news stories for the Copperas Cove Leader-Press. Lynette was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but makes her home in Coppress Cove, Texas, with her husband and a herd of cats who have them well-trained.


Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a 150-year-old Mariner's Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House, a former whaling captain's home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Army veteran Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Gray House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she and Tom grow closer. And as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns the secrets of the quilt and Mary's own sad tale of regret. Then Tom learns secrets of his own family's past, and both Tom and Kelly learn they are tied to Gray House in ways they never imagined.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Tempest's Course, go HERE.

My Thoughts:

I have become a big fan of the "Quilts of Love" Series of books. When given the opportunity to review Tempest's Course I jumped at the chance.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially the way Ms. Sowell incorporated the journal of Mary Gray that was written in the 1850's. I have always enjoyed reading books that tie the past to the present.

Ms. Sowell created believable characters that endeared themselves to this reader.  I didn't see the ending coming but that's what makes reading so enjoyable, the surprises that an author drops when you least expect it.  I don't believe I have read anything by Lynette Sowell in the past but I will definitely be looking for her books in the future.

On a 5-Star Scale - 4 Stars!

I would like to that Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Abingdon Press for my review copy of Tempest's Course. I received my copy for free so I could read it and give my honest review which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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