Bentonsport: A New Chapter by Lisa Schnedler

Absolutely Charming

Bentonsport: A New Chapter by Lisa Schnedler is an absolutely charming Christian historical novel. It continues the story begun in Bentonsport: A Christmas Story which I definitely recommend reading first.

I enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces as the leading lady starts life in Bentonsport in 1869. We follow her as she adjusts to life, one hundred and fifty years earlier than she is used to (now you can see why it is a good idea to read the previous book first!)

Bentonsport is still a delightful small town. Many are friendly but one sees her as a rival to her personal plans. Enmity is met with a smile and a friendly word as barriers are broken down.

We see that God’s plans are the best. We do not always know why things happen but if we rest in His arms, we can trust His guiding.

We never know what burdens people are carrying. “Any burden that is too big for you to carry is just the right size for God.” We must hand our burdens over to God and let Him see us through.

Names are important. A name change signifies a change in direction for a character. We are reminded that when we come to God, He gives us a new name and calls us “beloved.”

All the characters were delightfully drawn and totally charming. There was a warm welcome for all.

We witness the spirit of hospitality at work within the novel as characters bond over food.

Bentonsport: A New Chapter was positively charming. My heart was warmed and I am sad that the book is ended.

I received a free copy via Just Read tours. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


Bentonsport A New Chapter JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Bentonsport – A New Chapter by Lisa Schnedler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Bentonsport – A New Chapter
Series: Bentonsport #2
Author: Lisa Schnedler
Publisher: Scrivenings Press
Release Date: September 19, 2023
Genre: Christian Romance / Speculative (Time Travel)

What if you followed your heart—not across distance but across time?

Sarah Peterson never knew how far she would go for love until Thomas Barton walked into her life, they fell in love, and he asked her to join him in his world—a hundred and fifty years back in time. More afraid of losing him than of leaving everything behind, she put her future in God’s hands and awakened in the past. Now, she’s facing a world she’d only dreamed of, and reality is nothing like her dreams.

Thomas Barton never imagined he’d meet a woman like his beloved Sara. Leaving her behind was the hardest thing he ever did. When he discovers she’s followed him across time, he’s ready to spend his life making her decision worthwhile. His friends come up with a plan to convince Bentonsport she’s part of their era, but it’s going to take another miracle to pull this off.

Love was enough to carry them through a hundred and fifty years. Will it be enough to get them through the next weeks and months?

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More in This Series

Bentonsport - A Christmas Story

About the Author

Lisa Schnedler

Lisa Schnedler writes cozy fiction, set in small towns you’ll want to visit, with characters who soon will become your friends!

She has been married to her best friend for 39 years. Together, they have three grown children, who are married to her “additional three kids,” and she has six grandchildren.

She has served as a hospital president for 30 years and is a Certified Christian Life Coach. Lisa likes to cook, travel, and meet new friends.

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5 thoughts on “Bentonsport: A New Chapter by Lisa Schnedler

  1. Pingback: Welcome to the Bentonsport – A New Chapter Blog Tour & Giveaway! – JustRead Publicity Tours

  2. Thank you for your review on “Bentonsport: A New Chapter” by Lisa Schnedler.

    It sounds like a fabulous story, which has it being placed on my TBR list. I can’t wait for the opportunity to read and review it.

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