Just Commonly welcome authors to drop by and share with us their take on a book that embodies a predetermined Word of the Month! For the full year of 2017, every Monday at 7:00 AM EST, a new post by a new author will be live!
A new month, a new word! For the month of February, many of you will not be surprised if the word is LOVE. We started it with author, Toni Shiloh, and her book recommendation was The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof. Today, we are thrilled to hear from Carrie Turansky, author of The Edwardian Bride series and a many more. And her choice of book that comes to mind is. . .
Charlie Lionheart is a wonderful hero, and his sacrificial love for the heroine, Ella Beckley, made a huge impression on my heart. He goes so far above and beyond to show the true meaning of love to Ella and to a young orphan who needs his protection. Set in the Victorian era in Virginia, with the traveling circus as the backdrop, this is a book I know I’ll read again and again. I’ve told many friends about The Lady and The LionHeart, and think it may become a classic and reminds me of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to get a copy and enjoy this wonderful story! "
Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.
Now, a little about Carrie's upcoming release, Shine Like Dawn. I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy and I tell you, it's simply great! You don't want to miss it!
In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event reshaped their family, shattering an idyllic life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to protect her sister Violet. Still, the loss of her parents weighs heavily on her heart and she wonders if what happened that day on the lake…might not have been an accident. When wealthy inventor and industrialist William Harcourt dies, his son Nathaniel returns from his time in the Royal Navy and inherits his father’s vast estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father’s engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to the Lounsbury family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll, and Maggie struggles to trust her old friend. Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate—and reconciling with God? Will the search for the truth about her parents’ death draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?
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