Book: Drawn From Darkness (Hearts of Hays Book 4) by Barbara Gosscategories: Book, Christian, Born Again, Baptism, Kansas, Hays, Religious, Conformation, Love, Attraction, Bible, Conversion, Historical Romance
Barbara Gossabout this book: Book 4 of the Hearts of Hays series. All my books are Christian romance, but never intrusive in pushing the religion strongly. Usually, Godliness is just what the characters believe and depend on and the rest of the story is pure adventure and romance, but this book is the exception as God and His Word are the center of the whole romance. The book is extremely romantic but if strong overtones of Christianity bother you, this may not be a book you'll enjoy and I'll explain why.
Penelope, called Nellie, felt fortunate to land a job at the prestigious Hay's Royal Hotel. As an orphan adopted by Jesse and Laura Collins (from "The Final Vow''), she's lived a sheltered life surrounded by Christian people. In taking this job, she is stepping from her sheltered country existence into the world of all types of people.
The hotel owner's son, Nicholas is in charge of Nellie's department, housekeeping. For some reason, that he can't figure out, he is strongly attracted to Nellie. He has a reputation of being a womanizer and a drinker. He frequents saloons and mingles with the dancers.
Nellie's instinct warns her as far from him as she can get. Yet, he manages to constantly seek her out.
She becomes entangled in a plot against Nicolas and fears for her own reputation.
Nicolas realizes the only way to get close to Nellie is to clean up his life, and he pretends interest in her world and asks her to give him Bible lessons just to be near her. Yet, soon he becomes firmly embedded into her world, which would be perfect for their relationship except someone doesn't want Nicholas and Nellie to live happily ever after.
I was moved to write this book because I feel strongly that people often end up in the wrong places resulting from how their lives started. If you were brought up in a religious home, you'd most likely continue living that type of life. If the Bible and God were never a part of your early home life, you probably would never have it in your life, unless... something, or someone introduced you to it. In some of my books I have characters that are morally bad people, but usually their early lives didn't provide them with what they needed to be any different. Therefore, we should never be too quick to judge others for the way they live their lives. Help them, and pray for them; but never judge them.
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