Resurrection of Hope by Tamera Lynn Kraft
Desert Breeze Publishing, July 2016
$7.99, 92 pages
About the Author:
Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures. She loves to write historical fiction because there are so many stories in history. She has two novellas published, Soldier’s Heart through Helping Hands Press and A Christmas Promise through Pelican Book Group. Tamera has recently celebrated her thirty-fifth anniversary with her loving husband. She has two grown and married children and two grandchildren.
Tamera has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She has curriculum published and is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry. Visit her online:
She thought he was her knight in shining armor, but will a marriage of convenience prove her wrong?
After Vivian’s fiancé dies in the Great War, she thinks her life is over. But Henry, her fiancé’s best friend, comes to the rescue offering a marriage of convenience. He claims he promised his friend he would take care of her. She grows to love him, but she knows it will never work because he never shows any love for her.
Henry adores Vivian and has pledged to take care of her, but he won’t risk their friendship by letting her know. She’s still in love with the man who died in the Great War. He won’t risk heartache by revealing his true emotions.
The message of hope for two wounded people is beautifully told in this novella set in post WWI Ohio. Vivian and Henry both have pasts that causes them to pull back from intimacy. For Henry this extends to everyone, not just his wife. Flawed as these characters are, they keep trying to trust God and listen for his direction. But just as they are about to give up on each other, tragedy hits and they finally hear God's voice. An uplifting story that I highly recommend.
This book was provided to me free by the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.
Reviewed by Cindy Thomson, www.cindyswriting.com