by Jenna Brandt
While fleeing from danger and searching for her long-lost brother, Lady Margaret encounters new love. Despite her past, can Lady Margaret discover hope for the future? Deeply passionate and intensely gripping, The French Encounter weighs the struggle between giving in to temptation and sacrificing for refuge.
The French Encounter (Book 2). Ruined by a night she will never forget, Lady Margaret, Countess of Renwick, must flee from England with her infant son to hide from the man who destroyed her life and from the sister-in-law who hates her. Relentlessly, the duke and viscountess hunt for them, planning to take the child to whom they both feel entitled. Margaret turns to God, believing he will protect her family and help her find her long-lost twin brother, Randall. While searching for Randall in France, Margaret is pursued by two enticing men: Pierre, the alluring Vidame of Demoulin, and Michel, the powerful Marquis de Badour. One man promises passion while the other offers security. Will Margaret surrender the chance for love to secure her safety?
Window to the Heart Saga: a recountal of the epic journey of Lady Margaret, a young English noblewoman, who through many trials, obstacles, and tragedies, discovers her own inner strength, the sustaining force of faith in God, and the power of family and friends. In this three-part series, experience new places and cultures as the heroine travels from England to France and completes her adventures in America. The series has compelling themes of love, loss, faith and hope with a exceptionally gratifying conclusion.
Margaret’s story continues in this second book of the Window to the Heart Saga. I love how the author continues to follow Margaret throughout this series. So many times we are introduced to a character and then we do not see them much as the series continues, but thankfully that is not the case with this fantastic series. Thankfully we get to follow Margaret’s journey as she continues to grow and mature not just physically and emotionally but also spiritually. This second book is just as beautifully written as the first. Margaret must pick up the shattered pieces of her life while trying to move forward and protect herself and her family. I love how Margaret did not just give up, although she wanted to several times, she kept on moving forward. We could all learn a lesson from Margaret to be sure. There will be times in our lives when we may feel like giving up, but with God’s help and strength we can and must keep going. I enjoyed Margaret’s story so much, that I read both books in the same night. They were just so good and captivating that I could not stop reading. I cannot wait to find out what happens next. If you are looking for an exciting and captivating read, then I suggest you read this fabulous series.
I received a complimentary e-book copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I have been an avid reader since I could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. I have been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethany College and was the Editor-in-Chief of my college newspaper. I'm an on-going contributor for The Mighty Website and my first Blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites.
Writing is my passion but I also enjoy cooking, watching movies, reading, engaging in social media and spending time with my three young daughters and husband where we live in the Central Valley of California. I am also active in my local church where I volunteer on their first impressions team as well as write features for the church’s creative team.