Bethany House and Travelers Rest….by Ann Tatlock

Bethany House and Travelers Rest….

by Ann Tatlock




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.


My Review

Travelers Rest starts off as what you would think of being a happier every after, but since Ann Tatlock is writing about difficult issues that people really face, the story gets difficult to read. Jane Morrow and Seth Ballantine have been friends since childhood, and how were getting married. But their life was torn apart when Seth comes home from serving his country injured in Iraq. Jane loves Seth and has no other thoughts except to stay with him and take care of him, but Seth has different thoughts. He no longer wants the relationship to go on, because he just doesn’t want Jane to be his nurse for the rest of his life. But chances are, he will get better, but they are very slim.


Author Ann Tatlock is a talented author that writes a story that will capture your heart, and give you a new love, respect, awareness and thankfulness for those who fight for us to live in freedom. I was drawn to the characters, and especially Seth and Jane, as well as the old retired Doctor, Truman. With such detailed descriptions of the difficulties and situations they characters were facing, and with so many twists and turns, the author was able to keep my attention until the very end.


I recommend this book for you to read, and especially if you like stories about war victims and families.


I rec’d a copy of this book from Bethany House to read and review. The opinions here are mine. I have written my honest opinion on what I feel about this book





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.





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