I love how Rebekah grows. She seemed to me to be a little shallow at the beginning of the novel, but she travels states to care for the children her aunt was responsible for.
And she falls in love with the children. I love the children. They were each unique with true-to-childhood voices. I’ve read books where the children seemed stilted. Wings of a Dream isn’t one of them.
I love that Rebekah’s story is told in first-person. I’ve found this is rare in Christian fiction outside of YA, especially historicals. The uniqueness and Rebekah’s personality lend itself well to this choice.
I love how the love story is soft and sweet. This book reminded me of the gentle way of Janette Oke in Love Comes Softly, that quintessential classic romance.
I would have liked to learn a little more about the hero, Frank. But it was enough to see Rebekah falls in love with him without the grand adventuresome fireworks and fanfare she thought she wanted so much. The last line? Oh, I won’t spoil it, but it encapsulates her journey just perfectly…
About the Author
Anne Mateer has loved reading and writing historical fiction since childhood. In 2000, she began studying and working to hone her craft, finally resulting in a publishing contract in May of 2010. Along the way she reached the finals of ACFW’s Genesis contest three times and saw her short essay, “Let it Snow”, published in A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts. Anne lives in Texas with her equally history-obsessed husband. They have three children, now in various stages of high school and college, who have spent many a family vacation touring historical sites.
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