[Revell Blog Tour&Review] The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly

Posted 9 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

About the Book:

When tragedy steals her future, can Leah learn to trust again?
It is the autumn of 1920, and Leah Breckenridge is desperate to find a way to provide for her young daughter. After losing her husband and infant son, she is angry at God and fearful about the days ahead. Finding refuge in a boardinghouse run by her late husband’s aunt, Leah begins the slow process of mending her heart.
Is it the people who surround her–or perhaps this very house–that reach into her heart with healing? As Leah finds peace tending to an abandoned garden, can she find a way to trust God with her future?
A beautifully simple story about the complexities of life, The House on Malcolm Street is a treasure.

About the Author:
Leisha Kelly is the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, includingEmma’s GiftJulia’s Hope, and Katie’s Dream. She has served many years on her local library board, continuing to bring good reads and educational opportunities to her community. Once a waitress, cafe manager, tutor, and EMT, Leisha is now a busy novelist and speaker who is active in the ministries of her church. She lives with her family in Illinois.

My Review:
Simply wonderful! I have heard of Leisha Kelly before but have never gotten the chance to read her work, and I must say that her skills as an author a simply wonderful! This book is powerful, filled with so many characters that you fall in love with and with emotions that really turn your insides topsy turvy! 

When I sat down to read this, I was 2 pages into the story when the emotions started flowing as if they were my own. I felt all the emotions from anger to hurt to love that Leah felt. I questioned the things that she questioned, I cried when she cried, I smiled when she smiled. For awhile, I felt as if I was actually Leah and it was ME that Leisha was writing about, with death, and history, and family, and friendship. Awesome! 

My heart really went out to little Eliza. She was such an innocent little child with a heart of gold! She was only 5 and she understood things that Leah couldn’t understand. Little Eliza really inched her way into my heart and she will be one that I will hang on to for awhile. 

There are many things that this book will do to you. You will cry. You will smile. You will pray. You will understand with a deeper meaning about life and what it means to trust in God wholly, and never question His timing, or lose your faith in the One who loves you most. I highly,highly recommend this book out there to everyone. It will open your eyes and your heart and you’ll feel as though you are on a roller coaster, not knowing when you will stop and where you will be by the end. Definitely worth of 5 stars from this book lover! 

~Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group~

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*This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group*

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