Searching for Sara

Searching for Sara

by Nona Mae King, Katharine Jay

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BN ID: 2940015814293
Publisher: Angel Breath Books
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Series: Heart of the Blessed , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 226 KB

About the Author

Nona King (1972- ) was born in Oregon City, Oregon, and grew up on a 30-acre homestead in historic Aurora, population 540. She has been writing songs, plays, and romance & adventure novels since the age of sixteen. Her first paranormal fantasy series, The Soul Cycle, is a winner of the National Novel Writing Month and based on adventure modules written by her husband, Michael King. Her inspirational romance, Searching for Sara, won Honorable Mention in the 2011 Deep River Books Writing Contest.

Nona started her own publishing company, Angel Breath Books, in 2008. ABB publishes novels focusing on faith, honor, justice, and the importance of communication in our relationships with others.

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Searching for Sara 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TWJ_Magazine More than 1 year ago
Sara Little has ached to live in America. But being born of a single mother in London's working class, she could only dream. Then, scrawled in hasty intensity, Sara receives an invitation. Drawn to the possibility of a new beginning, she follows God's whisper and steps forward into the unknown. But more awaits than the realization of her dreams. Sara's benefactor is handsome widower Christopher Lake, a philanthropist dedicated to helping the less fortunate redefine their future. Though devastated by the loss of his wife, he dedicates himself to her last request: to provide Sara the means for a brighter future. Sara's gift of art inspires Christopher's sponsorship, and he is determined to protect her gentle heart while propelling her into artistic society. Even if he must press her forward beyond her shy nature. But when a local paper weaves tales of a romantic entanglement, Sara is stricken by the stark reality of a growing devotion. Caught in the whirlwind of debuts and dinner parties with prospective patrons, she has fallen in love with the one man she cannot attain. Can a servant girl hope to bless such a noble man to happiness? Set in 1892, Nona Mae King's latest offering brings a new twist to the premise of a young woman being swept out of her poverty and obscurity into wealth and eminence. Sara has no idea that her art is anything special and she certainly has never had any formal training. While she is thrilled with the idea of receiving tutelage from Christopher, she will only allow him to display her work in his gallery anonymously. Christopher is determined to keep his late wife's promise to help Sara, but he isn't prepared for the toll it will take on him personally. He hasn't been able to paint since his wife's death, and Sara's art, kindness, and faith stir his senses. Soon it is apparent that Sara is helping Christopher heal as much he is helping her. King weaves art in many forms throughout this story, from charcoal and watercolors to tatting and crocheting to old pictures from childhood. The resulting kaleidoscope is largely pleasing to the reader's eye. Some readers will find one darker aspect rather distracting, and that is the use of some language not expected in Christian fiction--specifically, taking God's name in vain. Other than that, Searching for Sara will delight lovers of art and Christian historic romance. (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)