Amazing Grace

Hymns of the West Book 3

Christian - Historical Fiction
372 Pages
Reviewed on 08/18/2015
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Author Biography

An avid reader, Faith Blum started writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading, crafting, playing piano, captaining on the Holy Worlds Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?).

As a history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West, Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

The mail-order bride. Just the idea has intrigued me since I learned of the concept as a little girl. When I saw that this was the premise of Amazing Grace: Book Three of the Hymns of the West Series by author Faith Blum, I knew I wanted to read it. Following the story of Tennessee farmer Caleb Stuart and his desire for a wife, and his eventual finding of widowed Maggie MacDougall and their courtship through letters, Amazing Grace is a sweet and lovely story of finding love in an unconventional way. Caleb, who is a shy, “to himself” kind of guy, longs for a partner and helpmeet in life. When the devoutly Christian Maggie and her spunky daughter Rachel are put in his path, it’s not immediately certain that they will be a match. But through letters and time, their paths become clear.

I very much enjoyed this delightful story. There are certainly very strong Christian undertones, and Faith Blum’s writing does much to espouse the glory of God. The story is a simple and good read, filled with interesting characters that have had to deal with many difficult challenges, but still do their utmost to be the best person they can be. Faith in God and in prayer are an important aspect in Amazing Grace and author Faith Blum handles these themes with delicacy and subtlety. This book would appeal to any reader who is looking for a sweet romance, likes historical fiction, and who enjoys reading books with a strong Christian focus. I was pleased to see that Faith Blum plans to continue writing in this series, and will look forward to the next book!