CFBA Travelers Rest by Ann Tatlock

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingTraveler’s Rest

Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)


Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel All the Way Home. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association “Book of the Year” in fiction for both All the Way Home and I’ll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her “one of Christian fiction’s better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories.” Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.

A YOUNG WOMAN determined to honor her commitment…

AN INJURED SOLDIER convinced life is no longer worth living…

A RETIRED DOCTOR certain it’s too late to be forgiven…

Jane Morrow has a dilemma. She’s engaged to Seth Ballantine, a member of the National Guard’s 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and he’s returned from Iraq severely wounded. Jane hasn’t seen him for nearly a year, and with trepidation, she heads to the VA hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is being treated.

Seth isn’t happy to see her. He’d asked her not to come. He wants to end the relationship. But Jane loves him, and despite his injury, she’s determined to convince him that they can have a life together. Her faith has never been strong, yet she hopes God will answer her prayers and tell her what to do.

Beautifully written, Travelers Rest takes readers on a journey through pain and tragedy to a place of hope and redemption.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Traveler’s Rest, go HERE.



Wow this is not what I was expecting when I started this book. Jane Morrow and Seth Ballantine, a couple that had known each other since they were children, were now getting married. Seth is on assignment in Iraq, and never did he think he would end up wounded and back home, in bed, with someone having to wait on him, for everything. He couldn’t do anything for himself. For Jane, this was ok because she loves Seth, and is willing to take care of him, no matter what. But will Seth really let Jane be his nurse for life?

I encourage you to grab a copy of this very interesting and intriguing story to read and enjoy for yourself. I will assure you, you will look and think about those serving our country, as well as their love ones and families in an entirely different way after you read this book.

A copy of this book was provided by Bethany House Publishers through CFBA. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.


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