Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love Finds You in Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Author: Melanie Dobson
Publisher: Summerside Press
November 2011
ISBN: 978-1609361945
Genre: Historical romance

They were strangers when they
married, but they both long for love.

Christian and Susanna had never met when they
were chosen by lot to marry in a Moravian
community in Germany. But in 1755, they traveled
with a dozen other newly married couples to
Nazareth, Pennsylvania, to help establish a
Moravian borough and share their faith with the
surrounding Indian nations.

Susanna’s heart warms toward her new husband
even after she learns that he had wished to marry
another woman in Germany. As war rages between
the British and French Indians and their young
marriage faces hardship, Susanna wonders if
Christian will ever return her love.

LOVE FINDS YOU IN NAZARETH PENNSYLVANIA is based on a real community and events in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It is heartbreakingly sad at times, and heartwarming beautiful at others.

It was hard to read what some of these Moravian missionaries faced in their effort to get the salvation gospel to the Indians. I didn’t like their approach toward marriage and family, keeping husbands/wives/children separate from their families and only allotting them one hour a week for mothers to see their child, one hour a month (or less!) for a husband and wife to be locked in a bed chamber with a guard outside the door for marital relations.

It was horrible to read some of the events in this book, but that said, it was based on real life. And fans of historical romance will probably enjoy this book. I couldn’t put it down. Recommended. 312 pages. Available in paperback, hardback, and ebook. 


Judy said...

Great, great review Laura!

Judy B

Frances Cavallo said...

Wonderful review!!! God Bless You and Your Family!