Thursday, November 5, 2020

Book Review: A Haven for Her Heart by Susan Anne Mason

About the Book

Homeless after being released from a women's reformatory in 1939
Toronto, Olivia Rosetti is taken in by an angel of mercy, Ruth Bennington. The two discover they share a painful past and together decide to open a maternity home for troubled women.

Despite the success of the home, Olivia is haunted by her inhumane treatment at the reformatory and the way her newborn son was taken from her. She feels undeserving of love--until she meets businessman Darius Reed. Although his attention makes her heart soar, he can never learn of her past.

Greek widower Darius Reed is determined to protect his daughter from the prejudice that killed her mother. He'll ensure her future by marrying a woman from a respected Toronto family. But when Darius meets Olivia, he's immediately drawn to her beauty and compassion.

Can love prove stronger than prejudice and past mistakes? Or will Olivia's secrets destroy any chance at a future together?

This book is available for purchase here.

My Review

From the beautiful cover to its wonderful conclusion, there is much to love about this series opener from author Susan Anne Mason.

Olivia Rosetti had been hurt, rejected, and abused too much in her short life.  But she was strong, compassionate, and kind.  In spite of her hurts and tragic experiences she sought to help young women who needed love and compassion, and she did that well.  It was a privilege to journey with Olivia on her healing path.

It was also wonderful to watch the changes in Darius.  Not immune to tragedy himself, throughout the book he began to look outside of himself more and more and became a man who stood up for what was right.

I truly enjoyed this story.  It moved along well, and I could truly empathize with the characters as they were hurting, and as they were rejoicing.  I recommend it to fans of historical romance and Christian fiction.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, on behalf of the author, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Susan lives in a suburb near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she works part-time as a church secretary. She is a wife and the mother of two amazing kids, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In addition to writing, she likes to scrapbook and to research her family history on-line. You can connect with her on Facebook or on her website

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