Vestige of Hope by author Sara Blackard is a Christian Historical Time-Travel Romance. I was not sure I would enjoy this fictional tale of a modern man going back to the late 1800s, but I really did. The author did a great job.
Author Blackard has a nice style of writing. It is evident she writes Christian fiction because she makes no attempt to disguise or hide it. I love that. Her book has inspirational lessons, scripture, and life lessons tied together with a captivating story. I was immediately interested and soon found myself turning the pages as I could not wait to see what would happen next.
The characters were quaint, quirky, and unique. Most were easy to love and the scoundrels equally easy to detest. Viola Thomas and her feisty sister, Bea, were characters that became like friends. I could picture myself having coffee or tea with them. Modern man, Hunter, was a force to be reckoned with even though he was hurt.
I enjoyed watching the spiritual journey of some of the characters. It was quite inspirational and uplifting. This book has something for everyone. It had drama, mystery, humor, adventure, romance, and a good Christian message.
I highly recommend this book to anyone. Even if you are skeptical about the time travel element, the way it is presented using scripture and God’s mighty power make it sound plausible. I am eagerly awaiting book two. It receives 5 out of 5 stars from me. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my own, honest words.
About the Book
Book: Vestige of Hope
Author: Sara Blackard
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: December, 2019
Thrown out of his element into a time not his own, he must overcome his doubts to save the life he never knew he wanted.
Soldier, Hunter Bennet, is always in control…
Hunter must reach through the shadows of doubt to save his future but in doing so will he fail in the most important mission of all?
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About the Author
Between school and my launch into authorship, I’ve been busy having and homeschooling five children, moving to the wilderness of Tok, Alaska, serving in different ministries, building a house ourselves, and purchasing multiple businesses.
More from Sara
I’ve always had a fascination with speculating on how I would react if I suddenly ended up in another time. Growing up, I’d daydream about finding myself in a field of heather in medieval Scotland, waking in the back of a wagon traveling across the prairie, or walking through the wilderness with the colonials. I loved reading and wanted desperately to jump into the scenes I experienced while turning the page of a cherished novel. Of course, there’s no real way a person can time travel, so my dreaming was just that, dreaming … or was it?
A few years ago, I was doing a Kid’s Club Bible lesson at the local school about Philip and the Ethiopian and had my mind blown. In that event, God transported Philip to a town about twenty miles away. It was like Scotty beaming Kirk up and placing him where he was needed. I’d read that story before, but for some reason skipped right over that little nugget of information. Now here’s the part that got my mind spinning, if God could move someone in the blink of an eye across miles, why couldn’t He move someone through time? Time travel was now not only feasible, but God revealed a greater depth of Himself to me.
My mind started exploding with a story of a family in the middle of Colorado at the cusp of its statehood. What would cause God to throw a person in the middle of the wilderness? What would it reveal about the journey each person had to take to find their identities in who God created them to be? Hours, months, and years passed as the characters and story grew until they spilled upon the computer screen in a river of words.
One small sentence tucked within the middle of Acts opened my heart to a new dimension of God’s magnitude and released the dream of writing I had buried within me. I love how God does that, opens the well deep in us, nurturing the desires hidden there to reveal bit by bit who we are in Him. With Him nudging me along, my childhood fantasy of becoming a writer and transporting people to another time and place has become a reality with my debut novel Vestige of Hope, the first book in the three-book series Vestige in Time. My prayer is that my writing shows the traces of hope God leaves in my reader’s own hearts and lives. I pray God will ignite passions as He reveals himself one small sentence at a time through His word.
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