Thursday, December 07, 2006
Review for Lanterns and Lace
Once again DiAnn Mills has woven a story of love, stubborn pride, and tenacity into an exciting read. The moment Jenny Martin steps off the train in Kahlerville, Texas and faints into the arms of Aubrey Turner, you know you will be in for an unexpected adventure. In search of her deceased sister’s child to claim her for her family, Jenny meets Grant Andrew’s, the child’s adoptive father, and discovers a task more difficult than she could have imagined. Jenny’s strict parents have disowned her sister Jessica because of her lifestyle in Texas. Strict upbringing by non-Christian parents and their attitude towards Jessica, gives Jenny the stubborn will to return her young niece to her rightful grandparents. As her relationship with Grant changes back and forth, that same stubborn will gets Jenny into trouble, and she learns things about her sister Jessica’s life in Kahlerville that will lead to more danger. DiAnn also created a cast of secondary characters in Mimi and Aubrey Turner the reader will not soon forget. Grant’s family adds color and humor to a story filled with emotion and mystery.