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When the Meadow Blooms

When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart: Book Review with RevellReads

About the Book:

Title: When the Meadow Blooms

Author: Ann H. Gabhart

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

If any place on God’s earth was designed to help one heal, it is Meadowland. Surely here, at her brother-in-law’s Kentucky farm, Rose and her daughters can recover from the events of the recent past–the loss of her husband during the 1918 influenza epidemic, her struggle with tuberculosis that required a stay at a sanatorium, and her girls’ experience in an orphanage during her illness. At Meadowland, hope blooms as their past troubles become rich soil in which their faith can grow.

Dirk Meadows may have opened his home to his late brother’s widow and her girls, but he keeps his heart tightly closed. The roots of his pain run deep, and the evidence of it is written across his face. Badly scarred by a fire and abandoned by the woman he loved, Dirk fiercely guards his heart from being hurt again. But it may be that his visitors will bring light back into his world and unlock the secret to true healing.

Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart explores the tender places within the human heart in this character-driven story of trusting God to turn our burdens into something beautiful.

Book Review:

When I started this book, I was prepared to sit back and relax with an enjoyable read. I was not prepared to fall absolutely and totally in love with the book. The characters grabbed me right from the start and didn’t let go. Rose, Calla, Sienna, and Dirk captured my heart. Ann’s writing style creates beautiful prose and her depth of story enables the world to open up an array of emotion. I love how deeply Dirk loved. His loss and the pain he feels over it push him right up there among my favorite heroes as he works to create something better for the women who need him now. This is not a soft and fluffy romance. This is real and raw and filled with hope that shines through the brokenness. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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