Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Sapphire Season


Title:  A Sapphire Season
Author:  Lynn Morris
Pages:  359
Year:  2015
Publisher:  Faith Words
Mirabella and Giles have been best friends all their lives.  Good or bad Giles has always been by her side to make things better.  This year, when they both turn 22, they and two friends have decided to attend the Season in London.  Mirabella has decided that she will become betrothed before the Season is over.  She and her best female friend Josephine begin making the social rounds at various balls and dinners.  Privately, Mirabella has a list of potential men that she will entertain the thought of them perhaps being a good match for her.
As the Season progresses and one man, then another fall off her list, Mirabella begins to notice that Giles is not spending as much time with her as usual.  In fact, he has been spending most of his time in the company of one of Mirabella’s friends.  Mirabella is down to the last man on her list of potential suitors when she makes a stunning discovery. 
If you have a yen to read something face paced, full of action and tension, then this is not the book for you.  If, however, you are interested in the life of ladies in the early 1800s, romance, heartache and spiritual awakening, then here is a book for you.  The many details regarding clothing and food and setting at first helped me feel a part of the story; however, these same details when used so much slowed the story somewhat.  The best part of the book for me was the spiritual life of Mirabella that is transformed from shallow contact with God to a place of total surrender and dependence on God to get her through each and every day.  She learns that only God can get her through depression, grief, sadness and to appreciate His many blessings in her life.  I am a new reader of this author and I look forward to more of her works.
My rating is 4 stars.

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