Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mary's Blessing by Lena Nelson Dooley*A Review

McKenna's Daughters (Book 2)
When her mother dies, Mary Lenora must grow up quickly to take care of her brothers and sisters. Can love help her to shoulder the burden?

Mary Lenora Caine knows she is adopted. As she was growing up, her mother called her “God’s blessing.” But now that she’s gone, Mary no longer feels like any kind of blessing. Her father, in his grief, has cut himself off from the family, leaving the running of the home entirely in Mary’s hands.

As she nears her eighteenth birthday, Mary can’t see anything in her future but drudgery. Then her childhood friend Daniel begins to court her, promising her a life of riches and ease. But her fairy-tale dreams turn to dust when her family becomes too much for Daniel, and he abandons her in her time of deepest need.

Will Daniel come to grips with God’s plan for him? And if he does return, can Mary trust that this time he will really follow through?

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Realms (May 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616386177
ISBN-13: 978-1616386177
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 650,000 books in print. She is a member of ACFW and president of the local chapter.

Lena loves James, her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. She loves chocolate, cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, and spending time with friends. Travel is always on her horizon. Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not at the same time. Helping other authors become published really floats her boat. And the high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially her fans. And she loves chocolate, especially dark chocolate.

Her book LOVE FINDS YOU IN GOLDEN, NEW MEXICO, won the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction.

  This is only the second book I’ve read of Lena’s and love it as much as the first. Lena Nelson Dooley is a fantastic author and one I will read again and again.
  This book Mary’s Blessing is incredible. I love the title of the book and the cover. Such a beautiful picture of Mary.
 Mary has had a hard life. She was adopted and that makes her wonder why her natural parents didn’t love her. She felt very loved until her foster mother and two older foster sisters died. Then at a very young age she had to take over the house and caring for the younger siblings.
  Mary and Daniel have known each other for all of their lives and now he wants to call, but can he take on a ready made family and an ailing father?
How deep is Daniel’s love.
  Mary’s Blessing is full of love and hardship, also heartbreak. In all of this Mary knows her family comes first. Will Mary and Daniel ever get to share their love and hearts? What becomes of the family?
These and many more of the questions get answered in this wonderful book.
This book is full of love, romance and life’s difficulties and answers.
I recommend this book for all of romance lovers out there.

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Thank you to Charisma House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


Diane Estrella said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for your thoughts and the super review. :O)

Patricia said...

I read book one in this series and plan on reading this one this month for review/giveaway. I am sure book two will be just as good as book one.
Lena is a favorite of mine.