If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Monday, February 22, 2010

Deep Harbor by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Value Fiction For Your Spring Break

Colorado Springs, CO— Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this spring break with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s six full-length novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, February 16, 2010). At the low cost of only $6.99, these well-read “get-aways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford.
Full-length novels offered include:
by Robin Jones Gunn - Jessica has moved to a new town to start a new life. But a friendly fire-fighter and a suspicious boss both want to know what she’s hiding.
Beneath a Southern Sky
by Deborah Raney – Daria Camfield is expecting her first child when her husband Nate is reported dead on the mission field. Devastated, she returns to the States and soon marries again. But two years later Nate is found alive in the jungle. How can Daria possibly choose between he two men who love her?
The Golden Cross
by Angela Elwell Hunt – Aidan O’Connor may be a poor barmaid but she’s also a gifted artists. When a famous cartographer takes her  on as a student, Aidan is swept into an adventure that will bring her back to her heavenly Father, and into marriage with the love of her life.
Deep Harbor
 by Lisa Tawn Bergren – Tora, Elsa, Kaatje, and Karl face trouble, tragedy, and treachery across the Wast, Hawaii , Japan , and the high seas. These four immigrants from Bergen , Norway , each grow closer to God and learn afresh the value of faith, family, and coming alongside each other in times of need.
Faithful Heart
by Al and Joanna Lacy – The adventures of certified medical nurse and dedicated Christian Breanna Baylor continue as she travels by wagon train to visit her sister, Dottie, in California . Little does she know that her most dangerous encounter might be with Jerrod, her brother-in-law, who’s suffering from dementia caused by combat fatigue.
Yesterday’s Promise
by Linda Lee Chaikin – Rogan Chantry faces danger from tribesmen, ruthless politicians, and his own family as he searches for gold in South Africa . In England , his beloved Evy is injured by a mysterious assailant. The greed and intrigue surrounding the diamond mines could very well drive them irrevocably apart. 
I received 2 of these books to review.  Here is the first one and I'll have the 2nd posted in the next couple of days.

Deep Harbor by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Description from back cover of the book: As they build new lives in America, Tora, Elsa, Kaatje, and Karl each experience a personal tragedy that threatens to destroy everything they left Norway to find. Tora's web of lies has cost her a successful future and the man she loves. When tragedy strikes, Elsa must draw upon her faith and all the strength she can muster to discover who she is and the path she must follow. After her husband's disappearance, Kaatje struggles to raise two young daughters and tend her farm, and Karl finds himself caught in a life of loneliness and emptiness. Only by placing their trust in God--and in each other--will they pass through these rough waters and find the safety of the harbor.

Deep Harbor is book 2 in the Northern Light Series.

My Thoughts: This book is very enjoyable. I have not read the first book in the series, but did not feel like I had missed out on anything that I needed to thoroughly enjoy this book. I loved each one of these characters. I disliked Tora at first, but as the story progressed she more and more became a favorite. Each one has their own storyline in the book and I thought at first it was a little confusing, but as I got to know each character, it became much easier. Ms. Bergren did a great job of developing each story and I totally loved this book. There was great adventure at times and descriptions of exotic places (at least to me) that I loved reading about. There were also times when the characters faced things that caused them to examine their faith and it also caused me to think about my faith. I love books that can do that. I definitely recommend reading this book. You won't be bored.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


  1. Love a good book being recommended!!! Also love when you can read a book in a series & not feel like you've missed out on anything if you didnt read the first one... thats a sign of a good book!

  2. Hi, Cathy~

    I agree with Rebecca. There are many books that I have seen that I would LOVE to read, but then find out that they are #3 or 4 in the series. Nice to know this is one I can pick up and not have to worry about missing anything in the first one and still enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book and for the recommendation!


  3. It does sound like a good book. that is so cool that you are able to review these books.

  4. Great review! Sounds like a great read!

  5. Sounds a great book. Thanks for the review. I enjoyed seeing your icy pictures. The icicles are amazing.

  6. i agre with Rebecca Jo...
    sounds good


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