Wednesday, August 8, 2018

REFUGE OF THE HEART by Ruth Logan Herne, review by Kim

Ruthy is one of my favorite auto buy authors. Refuge of the Heart was the first book of hers that I read and it’s one of my all time favorite books.

I know that my words will not do it justice.

Lena’s Chechnyan past is just heartbreaking, but she is trying to put it behind her. She is so grateful for the little she has and totally relies on God to sustain her. She is truly a beautiful character. Her little sister Anna is precious. You will love her. Ruthy writes the best children - ever!

Another thing Ruthy is great at? Writing awesome hero’s! Mitch has been through a horrible tragedy. He has closed himself off, but when he steps in to help Lena and Anna, he is smitten. I immediately loved Mitch and how he interacted with both Lena and Anna. 

While this story might make you tear up a bit, it will also make you laugh (poor Lena and those pesky idioms!) and, most importantly, it will make you think. This book is beautifully written and a must read!

I also highly highly recommend More Than a Promise and The First Gift by Ruth Logan Herne.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 

 District attorney Mitchell Sanderson lost his family to tragedy. He became a dogged prosecutor, with an enviable conviction rate. But when faith, conscience and love of a troubled refugee ripple the smooth waters of his existence, can Mitch risk everything for love?

Magdalena Serida fought her way out of a government-quelled uprising in Chechnya. The church-sponsored refugee knows the horrors of war first-hand. Now in America with her five-year-old sister, Lena is uncertain who to trust. Her faith has maintained her through the loss of her family, but when Mitch Sanderson shows interest, Lena longs to take a chance. Should she open herself up to this man of law and order, a man who imprisons women like her? Or slip quietly back into the shadowed fringe of anonymity?

Reflecting the world's turbulence and the plight of global refugees, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne shrinks the vast numbers to the story of one woman... one child... the travesty of war and the grace of peace in this Maggie Award-winning book of faith, hope, love... and freedom. Lena's story won't just grab your heart. It will touch your soul.

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  1. Yes, I learned a long time ago that Ruthy can do emotion like few others!

  2. Oh, what a lovely review! Kim, thank you so much... your words mean a great deal to me. I love this story.... and it makes me so happy when others do, too! Bless you!

  3. I'm eager to read this story! Thank you for the great review!


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