Saturday, March 23, 2013
Scent of Lilacs Book Review
My first experience reading Ann H. Gabhart's books was when we had just moved to Washington and my husband had started a night job. Lonely with no friends and no internet, I was lamenting leaving most of my books back in Oregon to be picked up on our second trip with the moving van---two weeks later. The next night, my husband brought me one of her books set in the Quaker days, and I've enjoyed her novels ever since.
Gabhart's works show the reader that we have all dealt with similar issues---no matter what time period we are living in---and that God's timeless grace can get us through them all. In Scent of Lilacs, Gabhart tells the story of Jocie Brooke and her family's struggles in the summer of 1964. Jocie's family is holding a secret---even from Jocie. When all is revealed, Jocie will never be the same---but that could be a good thing!
From the publisher: "Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story from bestselling author Ann Gabhart explores the very essence of new life and love."
Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own.