Wednesday, May 11, 2011

B J Hoff's Heart of the Lonely Exile ~ Reviewed

Heart of the Lonely Exile (The Emerald Ballad) [Paperback]
BJ Hoff
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736927891


In Heart of the Lonely Exile, Book Two of BJ Hoff’s acclaimed and bestselling Emerald Ballad series, readers will find heroine Nora Kavanagh struggling to build a new life for herself and her son Daniel in America. With help from a wealthy American family and friendship and support from a British gentleman, Nora nevertheless finds herself caught in a conflict of the heart.

Michael Burke, a strong, dedicated Irish policeman, desperately wants to keep his promise to his best friend Morgan Fitzgerald to marry Nora and protect her. But Nora’s instincts urge her to resist Michael’s proposal and follow her heart in a different direction….More troubling still, in the midst of her personal struggle, the heartaches from her homeland continue to plague her.

Heart of the Lonely Exile continues the saga of the Kavanagh pilgrimage—a journey of the soul in a strange new land, where all those who are exiles and aliens seek to finally find their true home.


Heart of the Lonely Exile continues following Nora Kavanagh and her son Daniel from Song of the Silent Harp, as they adapt to their new life in America. They are befriended by a wealthy American, Christian family that helps them through hard times. Nora finds struggles of the heart in this book, between longtime friend Michael Burke, and a new friend, Evan Whittaker.

This book really looks into the issues in regards to not only the Irish, but also the African Americans. They were treated quite unfairly. It was good to see the wealthy Christian couple helping and reaching out to the immigrants. This was a great book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series!

Reviewed by: Laura Porter

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