It’s no secret that my favorite genre of reading material is Christian Historical Fiction. When I discover a new author who possesses a special gift for bringing this beautiful genre to life with strong writing skills, themes that whisper of biblical wisdom and truth, and realistic characters who leap off the pages, well… it’s exciting to say the least! After reading the description for a new debut novel published by Revell in the summer of 2018, I guessed this would be just such a story – and I was correct. “The Hope of Azure Springs” is the first published novel by Rachel Fordham, and is a sweet and memorable story that will instantly earn a place on your keeper bookshelf – and in your heart.
Filled with heartache and hope, despair and dreaming, “The Hope of Azure Springs” is a novel that comes to life through simple yet eloquent writing. With themes about the meaning of true beauty and the gift of God’s grace, combined with a vividly described setting and a heroine whose plight will tug at your heart from the first page, this story is charming and simple, yet profound. Em, along with Caleb and all the other residents of Azure Springs, are guaranteed to stay with you long after you close the page. If you enjoy sweet, clean, memorable historical novels, and especially enjoy discovering newly debuted authors, you won’t want to miss Rachel Fordham’s precious story, “The Hope of Azure Springs”.
I received this book courtesy of Revell Publishing, in participation with a Revell Reads Blog Tour. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.