Sunday, October 30, 2016

From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling

"Deborah longs to marry , But she never thought she'd have to choose between an old love and a new possiblity..."

Hey Readers,
Can you believe that November starts this week?!
I cannot believe how fast this year is going by...
So I just finished several new books, some of which have definitely made it on my "Must Read" list. So, lets take a look at the first book that I read this month which was From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling.

From This Day Forward is the continuing story of the residents of a small town named Blessing. At the start of the book you meet Deborah MacCallister who is 25 years old, the head nurse and is still single. She has been in love with Toby Valders for years but he has not given any hints that he feels the same way.
Toby Valders feels like he is in over his head. He is in charge of getting the school for the blind built so he works from sun up to sun down everyday and barely has time to eat. He is grateful when he discovers that his friend Deborah is bringing him food to eat because he is so tired after work that he just wants to go home and rest. Toby does not understand why he is so hesitatant to court Deborah,  She is absolutely beautiful and he knows that she likes him, but something is holding him back from making such a huge commitment.
Deborah's patience with Toby is getting thin so she enlists the help of all of the women of the community to pray for wisdom in this ordeal with Toby and that means all hands on deck. The women of the town decide to take matters into thier own hands and try several matchmaking techniques but nothing seems to work... That is until the new school teacher Anton Gendarme comes to town. When Anton is introduced to Deborah he is immeadiately attracted to her.  Anton starts to spend time with her and her family so that he can get to know her better. But when Toby finds out that Anton and Deborah are hanging out  he is very upset. He is not sure why he would be upset that the two of them have become friends because Deborah is not his girlfriend... Could he be jealous?
When Toby realizes that he loves Deborah will he let her know in time? Or will Anton sweep Deborah off her feet?
You will have to read the book to find out!

What did I think of the book?
So this is book 4 in the Song of Blessing series but I read it as a standalone. I recommend reading the other books in the series before reading this book because I was very confused about who everyone was. I liked the characters and the close knit community that the author portrayed but I was really lost on the storyline.  The story was well written and easy to read except for the foreign names of the main characters like Thorliff and Ingeborg.  Overall I would say that it would be on my "Must Read" list IF you have read the first 3 books in the series. Overall I rate the book 3 out of 5 Stars.***

So if you like this book, want to check out the first books in the series or want to see what else she has written, Here is her link!

Happy Reading :) 

I would like to thank Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy. I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one.

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