8/18/2009

Maggie Rose (Review)


Maggie Rose
Daughters of Jacob Kane Book 2
Sharlene MacLaren
2009
Whitaker House
Christian Fiction/Historical
5 stars

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Maggie Rose Kane, has a deep conviction that God wants her to go to New York. Convincing her father was another story, but eventually Jacob Kane conceded that he should not stand in the way of the work of the Lord. So, twenty year old Maggie, finds herself on her way to NYC to work in a orphanage, Sheltering Arms Refuge.

Luke Madison, a news reporter was a young man deep in grief and anger. Gaining justice and seeing people answer for their actions was his goal. His aunt, fiancée and her mother had all died in a tragic accidental fire aboard a ship. Negligence was the cause and he was bent on seeing someone pay.

Two people from very different lives, with different view points, and beliefs both wind up at the Sheltering Arms Refuge. Maggie as a new employee, sent on a mission by God. Luke, to do a story for his newspaper, sent there by his boss.

Follow along as they rescue a young orphan girl from a seedy brothel/saloon. Cry as they board the “orphan train” taking their young charges to new families. Stand in awe as God works in each of their lives, and draws them close.

The second book in the Daughters of Jacob Kane Series, Maggie Rose easily stands alone. This book will not require having read the first one, to understand it and enjoy it. Sharlene MacLaren has written a book, a story of love, redemption, faith and hope. A story that will give you insight into the history of the orphan trains. A story that will touch your heart, and make you want to read more about the Kane daughters. Definitely a book to share with friends and family. Be sure to visit Sharlene's website at http://www.sharlenemaclaren.com/Watch for book 3 in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series, due out Spring 2010. 427 pages.

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