I thought I’d mix things up a little bit, and talk about books this month.
Sure, you can go online and find hundreds of reviews for books by Stephen King, Nora Roberts, James Patterson… If an author is already a NYTBSA, he or she hardly needs a book review from me.
But what about the “little people” that New York has forgotten?
I’m taking books that I like from different genres this month and spotlighting them here.
Hopefully you’re looking for a book in one of these genres, and you’ll give my recommendation a try.
This week’s genre: historical literature
Sub-genre: romantic suspense (contains Christian themes)
Answering Annaveta by Lorna Faith is book one of a trilogy that begins in 1913 Russia. The story follows young Annaveta and her journey to adulthood. She encounters great hardships, devastating heartbreak, and dangers few of us can comprehend. But she also discovers boundless compassion and unwavering love.
This book is an excellent combination of historical facts and character development. It shows the ups and downs of family life, the positives and negatives of living in pre-World War I Russia, and the best and the worst elements of society.
The plot has steady pacing and engaging characters held together by gorgeous language and a compelling story. I happily give this book 5 stars and look forward to the sequel.
If you’re looking for a romantic suspense novel with a historical setting, look no further than Answering Annaveta by Lorna Faith.
Lorna is the youngest of eleven children who grew up in Canada. Her father, also of a large family, was a Volga German immigrant from Russia. It was his stories of life in Russia and the immigration process that inspired her work.
Connect with Lorna at her website.
Thanks for sharing Lorna’s novel Staci I will have to put it on my list. I enjoy reading Lorna’s website and I am sure her book is a good read too.
I really enjoyed her novel. I think you’ll like it. I really understood her characters well. She did a great job of translating their feelings and motivations to the reader.
I just finished reading Answering Annaveta this weekend and enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to more in the series.
I know. I read it a while ago, but it’s one of those books that I’ll read again. Can’t wait for book 2!