My Sister's Prayer
Women of Fearless Devotion
Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman—until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister Berta has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier?
The characters depicted throughout this book are well developed and believable. The descriptive elements regarding the locale are strong and palpable in both settings. Preposterous incidents are heartbreaking and inconceivable, but the reality o ...more
Wait a minute I was absorbed in Maddie and Nicole’s story and now I’m in the 1700’s, and enjoying this part of the story when we are back in the present, you ...more
...1704...Virginia...Celeste Talbot and her sister Berta find themselves in a precarious situation due to their own choices. Celeste, who is normally dependable and sensible, follows her heart and makes unwise choices that leads her on a far different journey than she had envisioned. She soon learns some hard lessons when she arrives in the American Colonies as an indentured servant and the promises made ...more
In both the historical and contempo ...more
In this review, I am detouring from my usual style to do a "my favorites" kind of thing.
My favorite historical character surprised me. It's not Celeste, but Sary--she saw many things during her indenture that gave her such wisdom beyond her years. While she technically wasn ...more
I am not a big fan of co-authored books or books that contain dual storylines and time periods. These two authors are quickly changing my mind, though. Clark and Gould's writing is so seamless it is as if th ...more
For me, the present day drama involving Maddee and Nicole stole the show. Few Christian fiction novels deal with the h ...more
Cousins of the Dove #2
By Mindy Starns Clark
and Leslie Gould
The Talbot family saga continues with this My Sister's Prayer - the story is again a back and forth telling of the present day and 1704. Catherine and Pierre Talbot have prospered in the England since their escape from France. But when their daughter Celeste makes a hasty decision to leave all she knows behind for the promise of marriage in the colonies she sets in motion a chain of events that she never anticipated.
Women of Fearless Devotion Virginia, 1705 Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman--until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to learn that her younger sister Berta has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World? Virginia, present day Madeline ...more
In 1704, Celeste Talbot ha ...more
I ran into the writing partnership of Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould several years ago while perusing the library bookshelves for Christian fiction. I read all of them I could get my hands on, written both together and individually. I was hooked. I had read, and enjoyed, their Amish fiction so I was quite excited to find out that they would be doing a Huguenot series together. I have Huguenot ancestors that fled persecution in France for the religious ...more
I loved this book!!! I enjoyed reading about old Williamsburg and also the mystery from the modern time – and also how the sisters Maddie and Nicole go and v ...more
Cousins of the Dove Book 2
By Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.
This book tells the story of Celeste and her younger sister in 1704 Virginia and of Maddee Talbot and her younger sister in present day Virginia. Both older sisters have to learn how to take care of and relate to their younger sisters.
I enjoyed reading how someone could sign a contract to go to the New World on a ship as an indentured servant. I learn what it was like riding in steerage and then to arrive in Will ...more