Monday, May 24, 2010

Review: Morning For Dove

I recently read Morning For Dove by Martha Rogers and was overall satisfied with this book. Martha Rogers is a former schoolteacher and English instructor who loves history. This is the second book in the Winds Across the Prairie series by Rogers, however this book is highly capable of standing on its own two feet, even if you haven't had the opportunity to read the first book.

Morning for Dove is the story about Luke Anderson and Dove Morris and their "forbidden love". Luke falls in love with Dove, a half-cherokee young woman, despite his mother's obvious prejudice towards her. Warring between his respect for his parents and his love for Dove, Luke is forced to choose between the two of them when a prairie wildfire threatens to destroy their homes.

Set in the 1800's in prairie country, the story is filled with romance and drama and the power of God to overcome all our prejudice and judgements. I found this book a little bit unbelievable at the very beginning, as the story begins with him mourning over the woman he thought he loved, who is getting married. He goes to her wedding and lay's eyes on Dove Morris, whom he instantly transfers his affections towards. However, the book does go on to resolve this by discreetly explaining that what he felt for the first woman was nothing more than tender affection.

Overall, I highly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction. I believe that the best audience for this book would generally be a teenager or young adult, however it is a great read for all ages!

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