Although she is a relatively new author, Rachel Fordham is quickly making a name for herself with gentle historical stories filled with faith, hope, and love. Her newest release from Revell publishers is entitled “A Life Once Dreamed”, and although it is a gently moving story, it also features some pretty deep themes and character struggles.
“A Life Once Dreamed” begins with a heartbreaking story of love lost and hopes dashed, but over the course of the story the dreams of a young woman’s heart are once again revived. It isn’t the path she expected to take, but it’s beautiful nonetheless. I did not always agree with her choices, and sometimes a few of the characters (both primary and secondary) got on my nerves for various reasons, but overall this was was a compelling novel that I’m glad to have read. It does feature some pretty mature themes, so I wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers, but if you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction that encourages you to pause and ponder your own viewpoints, I certainly recommend “A Life Once Dreamed”. It is a story of grace finally understood that will stay in your heart for a long time to come.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”