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A Heartbeat Away

Title:  A Heartbeat Away (Quilts of Love Series)
Author:  S. Dionne Moore
Pages:  240
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
                Being a Civil War enthusiast for me means learning about the time, reading stories in that time frame, both fiction as well as nonfiction.  There are many theories about different parts of that era.  The amount of life lost is something that still staggers my heart and mind.  When I read about this timeframe, I see past the battles; I see quilts made that held messages of a variety I had never known.
                Here is a fictional story about a crippled young woman from the North who believes she is to be a nurse, but when faced with the atrocities she can’t bring herself to think of facing them every day.  Beth goes to live with her grandmother, Greta, to learn how to help the hurting, but Greta wants her to see a bigger picture.  Joe, along with his brother, Ben, has joined the war after facing the death of family members.  One night, after Joe has been shot, Ben is leading him to a place to be cared for when suddenly Ben is killed.  The next time Joe wakes up, he sees Beth’s face and there begins the journey that ends up changing both of their lives forever.
                I can tell you there is so much more to the wonderful story woven together to place before the reader.  Beth needs hope for her future after being hurt in the past.  Joe needs hope when he has more questions than answers and his love for a northern woman is a mystery.  The other characters need hope for everyday life and freedom.  A Heartbeat Away is a faith-filled romance, action and adventure tale.  In the story, you will see that hope is born and burned into the heart through faith in God as well as through adversity.  Enjoy this fictional work as soon as you can, then share the message of hope with someone else.
                My rating is 4 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
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