Martin Hospitality

Martin Generations Volume 1

Christian - Fiction
385 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2017
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Author Biography

Abigayle has been a writer ever since her mother taught her how to hold a pencil. However, she devoted more time to reading words with her green eyes than penning them with her left hand. Inspired by a crazy dream at the age of sixteen, she set off on a journey to self-publish her first novel, Martin Hospitality. Since then, Abigayle has devoted herself to sharing what she has learned through the mediums of freelance editing and her blog ... when period drama films are not calling more loudly. None of her successes would be possible without the support of her Savior, large family, and online community.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Martin Hospitality is book one in the Martin Generations series by Abigayle Claire, and is a great and inspiring read indeed. Meet eighteen-year-old Gemma Ebworthy, a lonely pregnant woman. She now sleeps in a barn, after being rendered homeless because of her condition, and she doesn’t think things will get better any time soon. But then she must adjust and find her own space within the large Martin family in rural Texas. The Martins seem to attract her in ways she could never have imagined, and when she has to face her past again, she must choose to reveal her entire life to this family animated with a strong Christian faith, and risk gaining their full trust or losing it entirely.

Abigayle Claire’s novel is an inspiring story that centers on hospitality, family, humanity, and faith. The reader is immediately drawn to the young pregnant girl, seeking a home at the beginning of the story, and her encounter with the Martins. The story captures the life of a Christian family living in the rural area; it’s the kind of family one would meet in a developing environment. The joyful and boisterous atmosphere within the family comes across clearly throughout the narrative. The writing is excellent and the prose features vivid descriptions and dialogues that combine humor and wit to enhance the plot. Character development is impeccable and surprises in the plot line are exciting enough to make for a great reading experience. Martin Hospitality is deftly and tightly written, a story with as much entertainment and lessons as anyone can hope for.

Susan Foley

I am not a person who likes to read but from the moment I started reading the book I could hardly put it down! It kept my interest and had me on the edge of my seat throughout to the end! I wasn't ready to be finished with it! Looking forward to the next book!