Review of A Breath of Hope \\ Guest Review

Hey y’all, today we have a guest review by my sister, Sarah Grace! So without further ado, here we go.



A Breath of Hope by Lauraine Snelling

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Year: 2018
Purchase and Synopsis:
Series: Under Northern Skies (Book 2)


It actually hurts a bit for me to rate a Lauraine Snelling book only 3 stars. Snelling is one of my all-time favorite authors, one of the few authors that I will preorder her books before they come out and watch the mailbox impatiently until they arrive. Unfortunately, this one was a little disappointing.

A Breath of Hope picks up right where A Promise of Dawn left off. I wasn’t expecting Rune and Signe’s family to be as much as part of this, but I am so glad they were. I love those characters so much . . . Nilda, also, was a fabulous character, and I liked her immediately.

The plot, in my opinion, was a little lacking. It feels like this book and A Promise of Dawn where two parts of the same book. And even in this one, the storyline doesn’t really wrap up completely. Whatever happened to (spoiler) that creep who was after Nilda? (end spoiler) I really wish there had been more closure in a lot of areas. Also, the storyline was rather anticlimactic. I kept waiting for that big “oh no!” moment in the middle, but . . . it never happened.

Snelling’s writing style is as engaging as ever, and all the historical information I always find so fascinating was once again spot on. The theme of hope was so beautiful.

The best part of this book – and really, all of Snelling’s books – is the characters. They are all so realistic and relatable. From page one, you are so invested in their story.

Overal, while lacking in some areas, I did still enjoy this story. Just a head’s up: I don’t recommend reading this without having read the first one. There’s a lot of info missing if you do. 😉

Recommended for ages 15+ for some mild mature themes. A man attempts to seduce the MC, and is mentioned as having previously attempted to do the same with other women. While not described, I don’t recommend this for young readers for that reason. 

Have you read A Breath of Hope? What were your thoughts?

By God’s Grace,


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