A Heartbeat Away by S. Dionne Moore

Leah Courtney
A Heartbeat Away by S. Dionne Moore takes place in one of my favorite historical time periods- The Civil War.

This was a gentle love story that happened in a harsh time and place between characters of opposing sides. A main theme of God's love and care through hardship runs throughout the story in the lives of both characters.

S. Dionne Moore was a new author for me, but I really enjoyed this one. Her main characters were easy to get to know and like. The setting, though harsh, seemed historically accurate and a good backdrop for their story. There was action- through the war and fighting taking place- and inward revelations- as Beth and Joe (our main characters) each come to grips with their personal trust in God and their relationship with each other.

I will definitely look for more by this author! I give it 5 stars and a PG-13 for content because of the violent descriptions of war.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.



This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Heartbeat Away
Abingdon Press (May 1, 2013)
by
S. Dionne Moore


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

S. Dionne Moore started writing in 2006. Her first book, Murder on the Ol’ Bunions, was contracted for publication by Barbour Publishing in 2008. In 2009 she moved on to writing historical romances as an outlet for her passion for history. In 2010 her second cozy mystery, Polly Dent Loses Grip, was a 2010 Carol Award finalist and she was also named a Barbour Publishing 2010 Favorite New Author. In 2011 her first historical romance, Promise of Tomorrow, was nominated a 2011 Carol Award finalist.

Born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, Moore moved to Greencastle, PA in 1993, then to Mercersburg in 2009. Moore enjoys life in the historically rich Cumberland Valley where traffic jams are a thing of the past and there are only two stoplights in the whole town.

For more information, visit her Website at www.sdionnemoore.com.
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 ABOUT THE BOOK

When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam.

Her mother's mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt's message to its greatest test—but can betrayal be forgiven?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Heartbeat Away, go HERE.

Watch the video:
AHeartbeatAway - Medium from S. Dionne Moore on Vimeo.


Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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