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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Maggie Rose...Review

About the book:
Maggie Rose, the spunky, friendly, twenty-year-old middle daughter of Michigan resident Jacob Kane, feels compelled to leave her beloved hometown of Sandy Shores to pursue what she feels in her heart are God's plans for her life-in New York City.

Maggie Rose adjusts to her new life at Sheltering Arms Refuge, an orphanage that also transports homeless children to towns across the United States to match them with compatible families. Most of the children have painful pasts that make Maggie aghast, but she marvels at their resiliency. As she gets to know each child, her heart blossoms with new depths of love and compassion.

When a newspaper reporter comes to stay at the orphanage in order to gather research for an article, Maggie is struck by his handsome face-and concerned by his lack of faith. She can't deny their mutual affections, though. Will she win the struggle to maintain her focus on God and remain attuned to His guidance?

The second in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series. Maggie has heeded the call from God to work with orphans in New York City. As her heart and compassion for these children grows, so does her attraction and affection for Luke Madison, a man nursing his own broken heart.

I found this story fascinating from a historical standpoint: the plight of orphaned children and those who helped them. The account of the orphan train was compelling. I think I enjoyed Hannah's story more, but Maggie's was just as engaging, if a bit more preachy.

An easy, engaging read. I'm looking forward to the last book of the series.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 6/10

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4/5 Stars

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