Friday, October 8, 2010

My Thoughts of The House on Malcolm Street.

From the bestselling author of Emma’s Gift, comes The House on Malcolm Street, Leisha Kelly’s latest novel about finding healing in the most unexpected of places.

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 in an accident, she is angry at God and fearful about the future. Finding refuge in a boardinghouse run by her late husband's aunt, Leah's heart begins the slow process of mending. Is it the people who surround her—or perhaps this very house—that reach into her heart with healing?

Delightful, realistic characters and skilled writing make The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly a treasure.

Leisha Kelly is the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including Emma's Gift, Julia'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 THOUGHTS-This was my first read from Leisha Kelly. I was somewhat surprised by the book and enjoyed reading it. Not really your normal Christian fiction book and I loved that. It is nice to have a book just about someone's daily life. This is mainly about 3 people, Leah and her daughter Eliza, and then Josiah Walsh. They have all had trouble in some way and trial in their life. Leisha portrays them as very realistic which I liked also. Leah doesn't just have something happen and she bounces right back into a normal life. She has her doubts and fears which anyone could have in their life. Overall, I enjoyed this book. Thanks Leisha for writing a life-like book without having some of the not needed stuff I find in some Christian fiction!! 
Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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