by Tamera Lynn Kraft
Resurrection of Hope by Tamera Lynn Kraft is a story about two hurting people who find hope in love. That hope doesn’t only come from finding someone who will love them. It comes from finding hope that God loves them. Because of that hope, they can learn to trust love given to them by someone else. God’s love weaved in a story about two people learning how to show love to each other is the best romance of all.
She thought he was her knight in shining armor, but will a marriage of convenience prove her wrong?
After Vivian’s fiancé dies in the Great War, she thinks her life is over. But Henry, her fiancé’s best friend, comes to the rescue offering a marriage of convenience. He claims he promised his friend he would take care of her. She grows to love him, but she knows it will never work because he never shows any love for her.
Henry adores Vivian and has pledged to take care of her, but he won’t risk their friendship by letting her know. She’s still in love with the man who died in the Great War. He won’t risk heartache by revealing his true emotions.
Some Reviews of Resurrection of Hope:
“When there is heartbreak, we lose hope. When Vivian’s fiance, James, is killed in the war, Vivian feels as though God has turned His back on her. She has given up and no longer sees why she should keep on living.
Henry comes to Vivian’s rescue. Before James died, he made Henry promise he will take care of her. Even though it would be a marriage of convenience, deep down Henry has always loved Vivian.
In this sweet story, miscommunication and misunderstanding stands in the way of two people, confused about their roles. Henry is afraid to show Vivian his true feelings. Vivian begins to love Henry, but feels rejection by his cool demeanor. It takes hardship and turmoil to help them see what is really important in life.
Tamera Kraft wove a gentle story reflecting so many things that many couples battle. Husbands and wives bring old heartaches and wounds into marriage. But when placing their trust in the Lord, time and love helps them to heal. Resurrection of Hope is a lovely story that captures the heart of hope and forgiveness.” — Jocelyn
“This is the first I have read by this author and I certainly look forward to reading more by her. This is a wonderful combination of romance, faith and historical fiction, and I thoroughly enjoyed following Vivian and Henry’s story to see if their relationship could develop from a marriage of convenience into love. It is a also a beautiful story of hope and second chances. I definitely recommend this one to the reader who enjoys good Christian historical romance.“ — Ann Ellison
“The message of hope for two wounded people is beautifully told in this novella set in post WWI Ohio. Vivian and Henry both have pasts that causes them to pull back from intimacy. For Henry this extends to everyone, not just his wife. Flawed as these characters are, they keep trying to trust God and listen for his direction. But just as they are about to give up on each other, tragedy hits and they finally hear God’s voice. An uplifting story that I highly recommend.” — Cindy Thomson