Today I have the privilege to introduce to you one of my critique partners, Ramona Cecil, and her latest release, Sweet Forever.
Here's a bit about the book from the back cover.
A notorious riverboat gambler killed Rosaleen Archer's husband and has taken her captive, forcing her to do unspeakable things. Convinced God hates her, Rosaleen looks to luck for help as she attempts to escape when the riverboat explodes. She awakens in the arms of a stranger who carries her from the riverbank to a new life and a fresh start, outwardly free of her past.
Reverend Jacob Hale senses Rosaleen's innate distrust of God, but as she reveals her past to him, he understands. He finds himself irresistibly drawn to this lovely creature, but can love survive between them despite their differences? Can Jacob convine Rosaleen that God loves even her? Can Rosaleen ever escape the pain and shame of her past?
This book is set in Madison, Indiana, along the Ohio River in 1845, and if you are a fan of adventurous, yet tender historical romances, then this is the book for you!. Heartsong Presents, a book club of Barbour publishing, puts out these incredible historicals that you can literally curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and finish in a day. And Sweet Forever will not disappoint! In fact, I guarantee, you'll want to finish it in a day because you won't be able to set it down for long.
If you know my writing, you know that I love stories about people who have dipped so low into debased society, that they think they are irredeemable and God hates them. And that is exactly what the heroine of this story believes. The best part is to watch how God opens her heart by placing her at the center of God-fearing, loving people who treat her as if she were unsoiled and precious--especially the love of a young reverend who risks all to save her.
Filled with characters you won't easily forget, a love story that will bring tears to your eyes, and adventure that doesn't end until the last minute, Sweet Forever, is a keeper.
Ramona has generously offered to donate a free book. If you'd like to win it, please leave a comment and I'll enter your name in a drawing on Saturday.