Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Haven for Her Heart (Redemption's Light, #1) by Susan Anne Mason


Homeless after being released from a women's reformatory in 1939
Toronto, Olivia Rosetti is taken in by an angel of mercy, Ruth Bennington. The two discover they share a painful past and together decide to open a maternity home for troubled women.

Despite the success of the home, Olivia is haunted by her inhumane treatment at the reformatory and the way her newborn son was taken from her. She feels undeserving of love--until she meets businessman Darius Reed. Although his attention makes her heart soar, he can never learn of her past.
Greek widower Darius Reed is determined to protect his daughter from the prejudice that killed her mother. He'll ensure her future by marrying a woman from a respected Toronto family. But when Darius meets Olivia, he's immediately drawn to her beauty and compassion.

Can love prove stronger than prejudice and past mistakes? Or will Olivia's secrets destroy any chance at a future together?



About The Author

have always loved to write. As a teen, I wrote my first novel, only to be politely rejected by my publisher of choice.

Life got in the way – university, marriage and children became the priority. Then once I had time to start reading again, the writing bug bit once more.

I enjoy writing both contemporary and historical Inspirational romances. “Romance sprinkled with faith” describes my writing style. I love themes of forgiveness and redemption!

I am a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and a former member of the Romance Writers of America. My association with such amazing groups of people has been the biggest asset toward learning my craft.

Home for me is Brampton, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto), where I live with my husband and our two children. My day job is a part-time secretary at a local church. In my spare time, I like to read and research our family history online.



My Review

Set during WWII and in Toronto Canada the reality of what some obscure laws that were used to hurt people. Different times, but this story is loosely based on truth.
I have trouble with a father doing what he did to his daughter, but this is a different time, but having her put in a reformatory?
When you hear the facts of what happened here, with some never leaving, there are people who should go to jail, but that would be another book, although I don't know if anyone ever was held accountable.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time, two hurting woman, and each filling a need for the other, I believe a God Thing, but in the end these two helped others with no where to turn.
The reality of their not being help offered out there, is the death of another young woman, and sadly we get to know her.
We see prejudice upfront here, and we hope that they do not win, but we also see the embracing of a family and the folding in of a hurting young woman, and then the unconditional love of a child!
I for one cannot wait for the second book!

I received this book through NetGalley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.


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