A Place in His Heart (The Southold Chronicles Book #1): A Novel
by Rebecca DeMarino
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She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart?
Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of the London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother.
With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas’s secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary’s world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister?
And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband’s broken heart?
“A tenderly told story enriched by the author’s own heritage, A PLACE IN HIS HEART is sure to win readers’ hearts too. Rebecca DeMarino weaves a lovely spiritual message as old and new worlds collide and love thrives amid the challenges of early America.”—LAURA FRANTZ, Christy Award finalist and author of Love’s Reckoning
“This debut novel will pull you into love and loss, then sweep you across the English sea to the rolling landscapes of Long Island. Be prepared to have your heartstrings plucked to the music of God’s song of love in sickness and in health, and in times of richness and want. A PLACE IN HIS HEART is a satisfying and compelling historical romance sure to win fans early for the entire series.”–JANE KIRKPATRICK, bestselling author of One Glorious Ambition
“A masterful weaver of history and heritage, Rebecca DeMarino laces tender love stories with vibrant threads of history and hope, wooing the heart and waking the soul in this rich New World saga.”—JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series
RT REVIEWS ~ DeMarino’s lovely prose and engaging characters make for a promising debut.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ~ DeMarino’s … strong suit is recreating history and relating it to readers.
AMAZON REVIEWS: “impeccably researched, expertly written colonial novel that is guaranteed to evoke powerful emotions from its readers! Ms. DeMarino has me anxiously awaiting the next book in this series” ~ DianFlow
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When Rebecca DeMarino traveled in 1999 to Horton Point Lighthouse on Long Island with her mother, Helen Horton Worley, to discover their heritage, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing. A Place in His Heart (Revell, 2014), is historical romance based on the Hortons, Rebecca’s ninth great-grandparents.
Rebecca is published in Guideposts Magazine and is the author of To Capture Her Heart, book two of The Southold Chronicles series. Book three, To Follow Her Heart, releases in July and is available for pre-order. www.RebeccaDeMarino.com
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