Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
We need a heart for the lost

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Wedding Journey by Cheryl St.John

My book review today is a Love Inspired Historical. The Wedding Journey is the first book of the Irish Brides Series by Cheryl St.John. I really enjoy Cheryl's books and I know you will too.

Following the death of their father, the Murphy sisters are forced to leave the only home they have ever known. While packing they find a deed to a home in America and a mysterious letter from an unknown man to their mother. Selling what little they had and using the coins their friends gave them at their father's funeral they leave for the new land.

Maeve assists a injured boy before getting on the ship. Dr. Flynn Gallagher is so impressed he asks her to be his assistant and finds jobs for her sisters. Maeve is a beautiful, spirited young woman who bring new life to the heartbroken widower. Her gentleness and kindness draws him like a bee to a flower. Slowly she leads him back to God and the things he has turned his back on.

Maeve is a poor farm girl. She knows very little about the ways of the world. She is drawn to this doctor but is aware of his intense love for his deceased wife and child. How could he ever be attracted to her? He can have his choice of women; she wears plain hand-me-downs, her corkscrews curls are uncontrollable, and she is uneducated. What must he think of her?

I really enjoyed the book. So often we are unable to see the beauty in ourselves or what gifts we bring to the body. Both of these people were like that. They cared about others and put others first in their lives but were unable to see anything of worth in themselves. God was able to use their gifts to change the lives of most of the passengers on the ship. How many lives can we change if we but follow the leading of the Holy Spirit?

I know you will enjoy the story and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. As always God bless you for visiting my blog today.

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