This is a nicely done story about patience and tenacity while waiting for the Lord's guidance. I enjoyed hearing the author's voice because I felt I was getting a true interpretation of her intent. If I were to change anything at all, I think that I might have put a slightly different spin on the sound of the male teen voices. I read a couple of the "Chance" books quite a while back but never did the whole series. This inspires me to get all of them and read them in sequence.
I love reading about how our ancestors provided healthcare during the building of this nation. Some of the actions taken didn't seem quite realistic for the times. When the Quaker lady sat on the cot beside the sick man and he ran his hand along her jaw and touched her lips, I felt sickened. Especially since this took place in the hold of the ship and he was delirious and ravaged with disease. All I could think of was, lice, feces, vomitus, and urine on that cot and on him ( and now on her mouth).
I picked this book because I like Christian based historical romances with an inspirational message, but lust seemed to overwhelm the story so I turned it off.
The narrator was very good, however, her style was mismatched for this story. I believe that she would be very, very good with children's storys.
I love just about anything that Cathy Marie Hake writes, but I had to stop midway through the second chapter because the characters seemed so unreal.
I am not giving up though, because I am going to buy the paperback and try again. CMH is one of my all time favorites; besides, I want to see what happens to Lynette.
Beth has done it again! Katie Ann seemed like such a pitiful soul by the end of the last book that I wasn't looking forward to seeing more of her sorrow, but I was wrong. Beth can take a heart-rending situation and weave it into a heart-warming story. I have listened to this one a few times and hope to listen it many more.
I really enjoyed Hope, who was true to her name. This was quite an uplifting story with lots of information making me want to research German immigrants to that region. I wasn't sure of what religious group they might have been affiliated with (i.e. Mennonite, Lutheran,...?). They probably said and I just missed it. The narrator was quite good too.
I have read "The Daughters of the Promise" books and "Land of Canaan" books, and loved them all. This one offers many points of inspiration that can apply to everyone. Danielle's character is very real, but her tears were a little exhausting after a while. Kirsten Potter did another fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. All in all, I am glad that I bought this book and am really looking forward to the next installment.
I enjoyed the hardcopy books because the author is very talented; however, the audio version of the series brings the characters to life and they remind me of stressful real people whom I have encountered over the years. Hannah caused just as much hurt to Martin and his children as her family caused her. Paul Waddell was also a disappointment.
I never had any interest whatsoever in the Civil War until I stumbled upon "A Light To My Path". I have not only read the trilogy, but have been to Gettysburg twice! I also have devoured all of Lynn Austin's books and have started researching some of the other topics she has laid out. Her stories are faith-based and truly inspiring.
I really like anything she writes, and I have to say that "Fire By Night" is my all time favorite. I have listened to this book a few times and hope to listen to it many more. Christina Moore does an outstanding job interpreting each character.
HOWEVER: I read the paperback first (which I also loved) and noticed that the section describing Phoebe's brother Willard on the deathbed was omitted in the Audible version. To me this was a very important part of the original story, as it gave even more insight into Phoebe's character.
Lynn Austin did it again. I love reading her books because she does such a great job of researching her material. Her stories inspire me to review different parts of my faith and to grow. I also feel like I have received a valuable history lesson when I read one. I probably would never have heard of the depression-era traveling library services in Kentucky if I hadn't read this book. Kate Forbes did an excellent job of making the characters come to life.
I don't want Beth's stories to end, so it is nice to pick up the next one to see how another character has turned out.
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