Saturday, January 6, 2018
A Charming Regency Romance--"A Mother for His Family" by Susanne Dietze Review
"A Mother for His Family" by Susanne Dietze is a sweet and charming read, packed with faith content! This book came at the perfect time for me. After reading some emotionally heavy books on and around Christmas, it was so good to pick up a more lighthearted book.
I love Ms. Dietze's writing style! "A Mother for His Family" is written with engaging prose and gives the reader a fast paced story. Being a lover of all things Scottish, I was delighted that this story mostly takes place in Scotland. It's filled with delightful details about Scotland and the culture. What's not to like about a hero with a Scottish accent, aye?
Although I said this was a happier read for me, it's not an altogether fluffy read. It is full of great spiritual truths and content! There is a lot of prayer, Bible reading, and talking to God. The author does not shy away from dealing with issues such as rape, but it is dealt with in such a way as it isn't something the reader is thinking about all the time and nothing is described in detail.
The overall messages in this book are ones that every woman and girl should learn--about who you are in Christ, how God delights in us and how we can't earn God's love. Well done Ms. Dietze; I thoroughly enjoyed this story!
Content: This is a clean read, but I would give it a PG rating due to some of the delicate issues. There is talk of a woman giving herself to a man before she's married. There is mention of a man forcing himself upon a woman (nothing described in detail, but a character deals with the after effects of rape). A minister speaks of the fruits of marriage. A character used laudanum to mentally escape.
Rating: I give this book 4.5 stars.
Genre: Christian Fiction; Romance; Regency
I want to thank Susanne Dietze, Love Inspired Historical and Harlequin for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255
About the Author: Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she’s the author of several historical romances who’s seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and loves fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos. You can visit her at: Web Page // Facebook // Twitter // Goodreads // Pinterest
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