When she turned eighteen, Ada Thorne, against her
parents' wishes, eloped to Scotland to marry the man she
loved Ned Henley, their neighbors' gamekeeper. They then
elected to live in London, is a humble flat that was a
far cry from Ada's life of privilege, but their love was
all they needed until the Great War changed everything...
Stacy Henrie always makes it so easy for me to review her
books, however, it was not the case for THE KEEPER OF HER
HEART, because she knocked the wind out of me. I am not an
emotional reader by nature, I seldom connect deeply
with fictional characters, and I had to stop reading a
few times during THE KEEPER OF HER HEART because I was
too overwhelmed to continue. Ms. Henrie's outstanding
research lends such veracity to Ada's story, that I felt
entirely involved in her life, as if she were a friend.
From Ada's superficial parents to her all-encompassing
love for Ned; her lovely daughter Rosie; her generous
friend Mollie, as well as Ada finding faith in God, THE
KEEPER OF HER HEART is a poignant and captivating journey
in a young woman's life.
I always enjoy Ms. Henrie's light and realistic touch in
everything she writes: she makes the lives of ordinary
people into extraordinary books because of her
exceptional attention to historical detail, her
understanding of human nature, her effortless prose and
her unsurpassed storytelling abilities. Of all of Ms.
Henrie's books, THE KEEPER OF HER HEART is undoubtedly
the one that most qualifies as inspirational; it is
absolutely faithful to the spirit of the times, yet never
preachy, and most definitely honest and heartfelt. It is
easy to understand why one chose to turn to God for inner
strength in times of need, but in times of joy as well.
THE KEEPER OF THE HEART is a roller-coaster of emotions
from the brightest joy to the deepest sorrow, it is a
moving story of love in all its forms; and a story of
hope. Stacy Henrie writes from the heart, and it shows.
If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine
Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author
Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the
backdrop of World War One!
Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry
only for love, never money. So when she finds herself
irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a
neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by
eloping with him to London to build a new life.
Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more
difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always
known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she
never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of
duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.
Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve
will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to
remain true to her convictions and live life on her own
terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and
love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .