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Posted August 16, 2013
Ginny Aiken in her new book, "Remember Me When" Book Two in the A Women of Hope series published by FaithWords brings us into the life of Faith Nolan.
From the back cover: Inspired by the biblical story of Abigail in 1 Samuel, a Christian woman stands up for what is right, despite life-threatening consequences.
When Faith married her husband Roger Nolan he seemed to be an upstanding businessman, owner of a remote mercantile outside the town of Bountiful, Oregon. But Faith quickly learned the truth-that her husband is dishonest in his business practices and likes his liquor, turning mean when he indulges. When Faith discovers that Roger has yet again failed to deliver critical winter supplies to Nathan Bartlett, owner of the nearby logging camp, she takes the order up the mountain herself. Furious, Roger confronts Faith when she returns, and she is knocked unconscious. When Faith wakes, she finds Roger dead in a pool of his own blood, and she soon stands accused of murder.
Having fought in the War Between the States, Nathan has seen enough violence to last a lifetime. He has always admired Faith's quiet strength and integrity and finds it hard to believe such a gentle woman capable of harming anyone. However, Nathan begins to struggle with his instinct to protect Faith when evidence mounts against her.
As more and more people begin to think Faith is guilty, only her trust in God can give her the hope she needs to survive this trial.
My favorite love story from The Bible is the story between Abigail and David. Now Ms. Aiken has taken that story and turned it into a very clever murder mystery in a western setting. Faith gets on the wrong side of her husband, Roger, and he hits her, knocking her out. When she comes to, Roger is dead and the house is on fire. Faith gets out but all the evidence suggests that Faith killed Roger. The only person standing with her is Nathan. Together these two must solve the murder/fire and work out their romance. I think Ginny Aiken did a wonderful job with the names of the places. They live in the town of Bountiful in the County of Hope. That gives you the idea of what the town should be doing and what everybody should have. Ms. Aiken has also done a marvelous job of bringing the Biblical story of Abigail to a Western community. Faith, Nathan and the other characters play out so well on the pages you would think you had known them all your life. "Remember Me When" is a great read that I was sorry to see come to an end. I am so looking forward to more in this series from Ms. Aiken.
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Posted July 26, 2013
Well written and engaging. Charectars were believable and well desribed. I liked the growing suspense as I got closer and closer to the climax, it flowed nicely. Loved the happy ending!
The author did a great job getting in head of an abused woman. I recognize and remeber all too well some of the thoughts and actions of Faith. The Lord brought me out from a similar relationship. He is always on time.
Posted August 22, 2013
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