About the Book:
Title: Bring Her Home
Series: Crown of Promise #1
Author: Hannah Currie
Publisher: White Crown Publishing
Release Date: September 15th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance
Since the morning he woke to find his precious daughter gone with only the remains of their latest argument left behind, King Lior has been praying she’d come home. For four years now, he’s prayed and searched, sending his best knights to find Evangeline, only to hear nothing. Until the day their missive arrives with three words: we’ve found her. He sends one right back with orders to bring her home.
But that order isn’t easily achieved. Evangeline, now a lowly servant, has no plans to return. Though the knights claim her father still loves her, she knows the truth: he’d cast her aside as quickly as everyone else if he knew how far she’d truly fallen. She can’t go home. Not with her scars. Or her failures. Or her son.
Only, the knights won’t leave without her. And just as she starts to wonder if maybe they might be right, the choice is taken from her altogether.
Sir Darrek thought the hardest part of his quest would be finding Evangeline. He had no idea how difficult it would be to get her home.
This book broke my heart a little bit. It is honest, touching, and incredibly emotional. Currie does not hold back, and she expertly reimagines the story of the prodigal son. I love the way she retold this story without losing its roots. Bring Her Home is the first book in Hannah Currie’s new series, Crown of Promise.
Evangeline was such a wonderful but broken character. She had lost all of her dignity, and she literally thought she was nothing. She was listening to all the lies in her head telling her that she wasn’t enough, yet she knew the truth about the Father who was waiting for her. I loved the story of her redemption, and it beautifully pictures how Christ brings us to Himself. However, I think it felt a little bit incomplete. The book touched on how she surrendered herself to God, but it didn’t go into great depths. Even though the symbolism of her going back to her father was beautiful, I would have loved a more clear gospel presentation.
I loved Darrek! He was such a sweetheart, and he adored Evangeline from the beginning. He never thought of her as lesser because of her scars or because of her son. It was sweet to watch him learn how to love and help Evangeline including letting her come to her father at her own pace. I would have loved to see a more clear ending for Darrek’s struggle in this book. He had a hard time learning how to trust God with Evangeline, but I felt like that arc was left hanging.
The storyline and pace of this was amazing! I loved reading it even though it made my heart hurt. There were times when I had a harder time getting into it, but it was still a beautiful read. Though you may need some tissues near you:)
This is a clean read that I would recommend to any lovers of Christian fiction. It is a retelling of the prodigal son, so Evangeline has experienced some horrible things. She is depressed, cuts herself, and has a son with her father’s enemy out of wedlock. However, it is a hopeful read about the power of God’s grace, and nothing goes into great detail.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.