Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jane Reviews: A Perfect Weakness by Jennifer A. Davids

Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Smitten Historical Romance
Released: July 25, 2018
275 pages
About the Book:
The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall — or the beautiful woman he finds there — to ease his troubled soul.

A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley. But the arrival of the new heir stirs not only her discarded longings but her compassion as well. What burden does he carry that he can't accept that grace covers the darkest of sins?

A deadly epidemic sweeps through Woodley revealing secrets which threaten everything. The doctor faces a choice: leave or dare to believe what the Lord whispers through the woman John has come to love.
No one is beyond redemption.

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (4 stars)

This story is a wonderful example of God’s grace and redemption. John and Penelope both have sins they have committed in the past that they would like to stay hidden and are set to accept their fate. John feels he has fallen too far to be worthy of God’s grace and is destined to be alone as punishment. While Penelope has accepted God’s grace and tries to show it to others, she feels her sins stop her from finding true happiness and looks for contentment where she is. When attraction blossoms between the two of them they both fight it as neither feels worthy. Circumstances lead them to trying to help each other overcome their past while not letting their heart become involved. You can probably guess how well that works (or doesn’t work).

I loved how God used both of their weaknesses to help one another heal and find much more than they imagined they could ever have. Penelope was a wonderful example of God’s love, someone who puts others first. It broke my heart for her to find out about her brother. I enjoyed being transported to nineteenth century England and getting to know these characters. The emotional journey John and Penelope were on gripped my heart and had me hoping that not only them, but their friends as well, discovered God’s grace and found happiness. This story flowed nicely and left me content.

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(I received an ARC of this book from the author, opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jane! I'm so glad you enjoyed their story. :)