Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Maggie Rose by Shar MacLaren
Angie's Take: I am thoroughly enjoying the romp I'm having with the orphans in Shar MacLaren's new book, Maggie Rose, from Whitaker House Publishing. I have a heart for orphans and also love history. The story is a perfect fit for me. Shar builds characters that matter not only in her story, but also to me-the reader. I've had the honor of meeting Shar MacLaren, the author of Maggie Rose. I have to say that she is genuine. Her writing comes off as genuine as well. I'm pleased to recommend Maggie Rose to you as a worthy read.
A Pursuit of a Calling:
The year is 1904, and 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.
A Heart for the Homeless:
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.
An Unexpected Attraction:
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?
Get your copy here at Amazon or here at Christian Books.
Shar MacLaren *Writing romance for the heart...fiction for the soul.*