Love Stays True - Martha Rogers

3 stars

Can Sallie and Manfred overcome the distance that the war has put between them and find love?

In April 1865, the day following the surrender at Appomattox, Manfred McDaniel Whiteman and his brother, Edward, are released in an exchange of prisoners. They are given a few provisions, and they begin a long journey to their home in Bayou Sara, Louisiana.

At home Sallie Dyer is waiting word of her beloved Manfred. Though just a young girl when Manfred left, Sallie has grown into a caring young woman who is determined to wait for her love—despite her father’s worries that she is wasting her life on someone who may never come home.

On their journey Manfred and his brother encounter storms and thieves and are even thrown in jail. Will he make the journey home before someone else claims Sallie’s hand?

Martha Rogers’ novel Not on the Menu debuted on May 1, 2007, as a part of Sugar and Grits, a novella collection with DiAnn Mills, Janice Thompson, and Kathleen Y’Barbo. Her series Winds Across the Prairie debuted in 2010 with Becoming Lucy, Morning for Dove, Finding Becky, and Caroline’s Choice. Her other credits include stories in anthologies with Wayne Holmes, Karen Holmes, and Debra White Smith; several articles in Christian magazines; devotionals in six books of devotions; and eight Bible studies. Martha served as editor of a monthly newsletter for the writer’s organization Inspirational Writers Alive! for six years and is the state president. She is also the director for the annual Texas Christian Writer’s Conference and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, for whom she writes a weekly devotional.  

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This book got mostly great reviews with a couple "OK" reviews. Honestly I just don't get the great reviews. This book was not terrible (hence the 3 stars) but it was nice and sweet, at best. For me it was slooooow. I think there were so many chances for this story to be taken to the next level and it just wasn't. The author played it safe every time. Even the exciting parts were not all that exciting.
The characters were OK, but again, to me they were boring. The people were blah, there was no oomph, no spunk, no guts. I also feel the character development could have been a little better. All the characters personalities seemed kind of generic.
This is book 1 in a series. While I don't think I will be reading the rest of the series... I do think I would try this author again, give her another chance.
Now - reminder - this book was not terrible! It was a "nice" read, quick and easy flowing. So if you are just looking for that kind of book, not anything too earth shaking - then this is a good book for you. It was also a nice, very clean read!
Thank you "Booketeria" for sending me this book to read and review.

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  1. I don't think this is a book for me but I do like the cover.


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