Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Meghan’s Choice (Known by Heart)

Meghan’s Choice 

(Known by Heart) 

Paperback – 

November 27, 2017

by Donna L.H. Smith  (Author)
  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN-13: 978-1975969288

An unusual ultimatum. A young woman’s bold journey. Two handsome men. An amazing God. That’s Meghan’s Choice.

Meghan Gallagher complies with her father's demand that she work on her own for a year by choosing to tutor eight children in a wild Kansas railroad town. But she had no idea just how wild it was until she was hit by a stray bullet and rescued by a local dance hall girl.
In short order, she meets a dark, handsome cowboy and a wholesome, attractive doctor who both vie for her heart. As things heat up around town, Meghan's love life catches fire as well. Is she scandalous to allow both men to court her at the same time? And—how close a relationship with God does Meghan want? Will she draw near?
Meghan’s Choice was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 Operation First Novel by Jerry B. Jenkins and an honorable mention for the Golden Leaf Award in 2015.
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My thoughts (reviewed by guest blogger Marilyn Ridgway): An unusual ultimatum from her father resulted in Meghan Gallagher pursing her desire to teach children. She accepted the first job offer and traveled to developing New Boston, Kansas at the request of the executives for the Santa Fe railroad. She was not prepared for all she encountered but she liked the idea of two men wanting to court her after being dumped by Captain Calvin in St. Louis, MO. The two men seemed opposite in ways, but Meghan enjoyed their friendship. She had a lot to learn about surviving without having the luxuries of home and her father’s wealth, along with being exposed to people of ill repute. There were several tense moments that resulted in pages being turned quickly to see what was going to happen with each occurrence and if an individual was going to survive a beating, a gunshot, a tornado, and more. Donna L. H. Smith had a solid Christian message in this book despite all the sin found in Boston as it grew from the railroad coming. There are elements of drama, history, romance and discovering what is the most important aspect of life with God, too. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit Bloggers for the book tour. I was not required to write a positive review but have expressed my own opinion.

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