Monday, September 12, 2016

REVIEW: Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall

“Are you being obedient, or just martyring yourself for another good cause?”

About the Book

Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God's existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way ...

Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After his failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.

Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter's faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?

My Review

Starving Hearts is the story of faith, doubts, romance, and mystery. Annette longs to find her unknown rescuer while her health and intellect turn away suitors. Thus begins Annette's doubt of God's existance. Peter is joining the church as a clergyman and wants a godly woman to stand at his side. After one failed engagement he meets a beautiful young woman who intrigues hims yet makes him feel unsettled. Annette and Peter go through awkward situations. Will their faith and love for each other sustain them? Will Annette overcome her fears and doubts? And will they sucumb to a mad man?

Starving Hearts is definitely for fans of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. It is really that good. Full of twists and turns, romance, and learning to overcome your not-so-good current situations. They are is also a very well written villain that I loved reading about. Being that Starving Hearts is not only the first book in a new series, but the debut of Janine Mendenhall I must say that I am very impressed. With a debut they either fall completely flat for me or they are extrordinary. Starving Hearts absolutely falls under the latter.

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