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With You Here: Book Review

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With you here: By Sarah Monzon

Christian Romance / Time Split / historical / contemporary romance

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Holy Roman Empire, 1527
In the wake of Martin Luther’s religious reforms, Princess Christyne von Heidelbraum is compelled by her sense of duty to help ease the burden of her people. When she stumbles upon a dying man in the woods, she vows to aid him—even when she discovers the arrow shot in his leg was put there by a heretic hunter. With both her physical and spiritual well-being in danger, she must choose between conscience or adhering to the laws of the Empire.

Present Day
Doubting her calling to become a hospital chaplain, Amber Carrington takes time off from her theology studies to volunteer with refugees in Germany. Working with children, making a difference, reconnecting with the conviction that once drove her—these were her expectations. An instant attraction to a professional soccer player wasn’t a part of the plan…and she can’t let him distract her from her purpose.
As a new Christian, Seth Marshall is determined to put his popularity as a world-renowned footballer to good use. Unfortunately, old habits and public opinions are hard to overcome. When he falls hard and fast for Amber Carrington, his former life—and her no-dating policy—may block his perfect shot for the woman he loves.

My thoughts: 

Split time novels are often a toss up for me. Sometimes I enjoy both the historical and contemporary romance. More often than not, I enjoy one story over the other. I found this to be the case here as well.

The historical storyline in With You Here captured my interest more often. So well researched, so well thought out, such emotion and depth brought the 1500s to life. It was fascinating.

This isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy her contemporary storyline. I just didn’t connect with the characters as much. But Monzon is a fabulous writer, always flawless, with well crafted characters. The romance (in both stories) was sweet and tender. I do love that opposites attract trope.. She tends to use a ‘love at first sight’ theme, which isn’t all bad. In fact, one of my favorite quotes in this story was from the end of the novel, which explains the ‘love at first sight’. I thought it genius!

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About the Author

A Carol award finalist and Selah award winner, Sarah Monzon is a stay-at-home mom who makes up imaginary friends to have adult conversations with (otherwise known as writing novels). As a navy chaplain’s wife, she resides wherever the military happens to station her family and enjoys exploring the beauty of the world around her.


If you love Time Split Novels, check out all Sarah Monzon’s books on Amazon.

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Stay tuned for my review of All of You by Sarah Monzon COMING SOON


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