Martin Hospitality Summary:
Gemma Ebworthy is eighteen, pregnant, and alone. Now that she’s been evicted, she spends the night in a barn, never dreaming that tomorrow could bring kindness of a life-changing magnitude.
The Martins aren’t a typical family—even for rural Kansas. With more kids than can be counted on one hand and a full-time farm, Gemma must make a lot of adjustments to fit in. But despite their many differences, Gemma finds herself drawn to this family and their radical Christian faith.
When Gemma’s past collides with her yet again, she must begin revealing her colorful history. With every detail Gemma concedes, she fears she will lose the Martins’ trust and the stable environment she desires for herself and her unborn child. Just how far can the Martins’ love and God’s forgiveness go?
Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn’t completing the stories (she did that twice and decided it wasn’t for her), it was jotting down the ideas.
But in 2015, a story grabbed her—one she had to finish. Inspired by a crazy dream in a genre she no longer reads, Abigayle set off on a journey to write her first novel and she hasn’t looked back since.
Writing is her ministry, freelance editing her job, and reading her pastime—all of which prove that God really does know what He’s doing when He inspires a 6-year-old with a pencil in her left hand.
I was super excited to sign up to review Abi's book, as a lot of other fellow readers who beta read it were raving about the book. I have gotten to know Abi in the past few months, and am excited that her book is now out in the world.
It has been so long since I have read a book like Martin Hospitality and I have missed reading this style of book. The book was just so homey and had such a sweet story line. I loved all the characters, and it had a great message as well. It reminded me a lot of one of my favorite author's writing style, and I have to say it made me love Martin Hospitality even more.
Gemma and Josiah were just so sweet, and I loved them so much, as well as the whole Martin family. The book had some very sweet and comical humor, and I look forward to reading the next Martin story.
Quote: "Why have you been here for three days?"
"Because I've been here for one day more than two."
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was given a copy from the author for an honest review