Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Place In His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

Give-Away info first! :D
Rebecca’s link to her blog with the giveaway information:

Now, onto A Place In His Heart. First, the book title is pretty interesting, as is the cover. Mary is our leading lady. Her heart, dreams and hoped have been crushed. She was stood up at the alter. Not a good thing no matter the time frame you are in, but worse in her case. Her Father needs her wed so she will have support. Her sister is married, with babies. If something doesn't change quickly, she will be forced to wed Robert and she simply isn't incline or interested.

Barnabas AKA Barney is a Puritan. Oh gasp! Her father will not like that! He reads his bible and the poor man is just drowning in greif being alone. His Amy died, and left him running the bakery and raising two little boys all alone. It is too much to take, and he has told God he needs help, and quickly!

So there it is, a great match, right? A man who needs a mother to his children, and someone to take the edge of being alone, and a woman who needs a quick escape from a potential miserable marriage. Where do you go when your married and from two different religious backgrounds? Head to the New World! Thus here comes a real-to-life onslaught of things. Trials, tests, bumps, in short, issues to be dealt with. Most of all, Barney isn't loving his new wife like he should, like Christ loved us. Will he turn around or will their new relationship and marriage disintegrate? If this man's heart doesn't change, Mary will never have a place in his heart. I like it when book titles have something to do with the book!

Now that is just the *start* of things because for a first novel, this is quite good!

Carol :)

This week, the

is introducing

Revell (June 3, 2014)



Rebecca DeMarino was born in Pensacola, Florida, the daughter of a Navy pilot. Her mother made a home for the family of six all over the map, including Virginia, Nevada, California, Washington, and Guam, before her parents put down anchor on a ranch in Oregon.

As the wife of a young Air Force officer, married life brought more travel. She relied on her mother’s example of how to make a home anywhere. Her three beautiful daughters were born in Florida, Alaska and Nebraska.

Retired after sixteen years with a major airline, she manages to fulfill her love of wanderlust with frequent family or research trips.

Rebecca grew up listening to her mother’s family lore of a great-grandfather from generations ago. Barnabas Horton sailed from England in the 1600’s, to Long Island, N.Y., on a ship called The Swallow. In 1999, after she found Horton Point, L.I., on a map, Rebecca and her mother made the journey to see the lighthouse named after their ancestor.

The legend goes that Barnabas brought a slab of blue slate with him from England, and had the epitaph he wrote himself engraved on it. The blue slate still exists in the Old Cemetery in Southold, L.I., with the Bible verse, “He being dead, still speaketh.” Much information was found about Barnabas, but none of his wife, save a mention in his will.

Her mother passed away in 2005, but Rebecca returned to Southold many times, drawn by her Puritan roots and English heritage. Each time she wondered about her ninth great-grandmother, a young woman who married a widower with two young boys and then followed them for the wilds of Long Island, leaving behind her home and family. What were her dreams? Her motivations? Her fears?

Rebecca’s historical romance novel, A PLACE IN HIS HEART, debuts with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing House, in June of 2014.


Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.

This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino's own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life--and a legacy--in the New World.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of A Place in His Heart, go HERE.

Rebecca is hosting a Giveaway worth over $300.00 in prizes.  There will be 8 winners! Scroll to the bottom of the post
HERE to enter!!!!!

Rebecca can be reached through the Contact link on her Website 

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