This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Beloved Castaway

Just received a new book from Glass Road Public Relations. Kathleen Y'Barbo recently published Beloved Castaway with Barbour Publishing. This looks to be an exciting book. Once again I get to read historical fiction--a definite favorite.

From the promotional material: Isabelle Gayarre was born of dubious parentage. The illegitimate daughter of a rich white gentleman and his quadroon mistress, she was born into a gilded cage – loved and adored but a slave nonetheless. Her only hope was to secure passage to England aboard The Jude to escape to an English country cottage given to her by her half-sister, Emilie. The cottage—an ocean away from the racist constrains of New Orleans—would give Isabelle a life of freedom.

Yet Isabelle’s flight to freedom is almost over before it begins when fire breaks
out on the docks of New Orleans. Narrowly avoiding destruction, Josiah Carter
captains The Jude through the flames.

The fire, though, has taken its toll and Captain Carter must find medical care for his men. On the way, he finds himself drawn both to Isabelle and her faith as those aboard his ship suffer with their fire-induced injuries.

When still another catastrophe strikes the ship in the Florida Keys, Josiah is
forced to come to terms with his faith—and his love of a slave woman whose
gilded cage bars her forever from the bonds of matrimony.

Does love truly conquer all? Even the racist society of nineteenth century
New Orleans?

About Kathleen Y’Barbo
A mother of three sons and one daughter, lives in the Houston area. An award-winning, bestselling novelist of Christian fiction, Kathleen is a member of various writing groups, speaker on the craft of writing, and teacher of an online creative writing course. For more information, visit

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