"Emily Sue Harvey’s first novel, Song of Renewal, was praised by New York Times bestselling author Jill Marie Landis as "an uplifting, heartwarming story," by bestselling author Kay Allenbaugh as a work that will "linger in the memory long after readers put it aside," and by Coffee Time Romance as "a must-read book for anyone doing a little soul searching." New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry said, "It captures your attention, and whets your appetite for more," while Peeking between the Pages called it "quite simply a beautiful book."
Her second novel, Homefires is set in the Deep South’s Bible Belt on the eve of unprecedented moral changes. It is the story of Janeece and Kirk Crenshaw, a couple married just after their high school graduation who set out to make a life for themselves. It is a life marked by surprises, none more dramatic than when Kirk receives his "high-calling" and becomes a pastor. It is a life marked by tragedy, the most heart-rending of which is a devastating event very close to home. And it is a life marked by challenges: to their church, to their community, and most decidedly to their marriage. And as the fullness of time makes its impact on their union, Kirk and Janeece must face the question of whether they have gone as far as they can together.
Filled with the rich emotions and evocative characters that fans have come to expect from Emily Sue Harvey, and reminiscent of the work of Jan Karon and Anne Rivers Siddons, Homefires is a poignant and compelling novel that will steal readers’ hearts."
It doesn’t seem that long ago that I posted my review on Emily Sue Harvey’s novella, Flavors. And as much as I was blown away by that small little novella, this one was that much better.
Emily Sue Harvey once again delivers a story that will transport you to another time and place. At first, when I saw the book I was surprised. The last book since it was a novella was so tiny. This book is enormous! But don’t let that put you off reading it. It is one of those books that will stay with you for a long time after you put it down.
Many times, when people marry at a young age, they have issues in their marriage because they aren’t truly ready to face the hardships that goes along with the love and happiness. Homefires takes us on the life journey of Janeece and Kirk who marry right after high school graduation. We see them live through the highs of their marriage to the very depths of despair in their marriage.
This was an extreme emotional roller coaster. There are times that you are laughing along with them, angry and frustrated with them, and then crying right alongside them. When I read this book, I became so emotionally invested in them, that I wanted to keep reading to see if they would make it.
You will just have to read it for yourself to find out if they do.
Stop by tomorrow as we have a special guest post by author Emily Sue Harvey herself.
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