Bittersweet (California Historical Series #2)
Laney McCain has unabashedly had her sights set on Galen O'Sullivan for years. And though Galen has treated her as nothing more than his best friend's pesky tag-along sister, Laney dares hope that now is the time he will open his eyes and truly recognize the woman she's become.
But the arrival of Ishmael and Ivy Grubb, squatters on the O'Sullivans' land, diverts Galen's at...more
This book is an easy read, very engaging and I absolutely couldn't put it down!
Receiving this book put me in a bit of a mood, because I ordered it from a swapping website and an ARC copy arrived. A few conversations and corrections later, the sender was extremel...more
HOWEVER- I loved the book. I admit I did enjoy the 1st book more but Bittersweet was definately a great book. I nearly cried, it was wonderful.
And made me realize I need to be a l...more
Bittersweet by Cathy Mare Hake
1. What do you think the story was about?
The book was about two neighbouring families, the O’Sullivans and the McCains, who are very close friends. Laney who is the youngest child of the McCains “has her sights set on” Galen O’Sullivan the oldest of the five O’Sullivan sons. But to him Laney is nothing more than his neighbour and his best friend's little sister. She longs for him to notice she has become a women but he fails t...more
I don't know if I...more
The book begins with Laney and Galen still in the same type of relationship as Letter Perfect, Laney in love with Galen, and Galen seeing Laney as a little si...more
Laney likes the next door neighbors eldest son, Galen, but he thinks of her as the annoying little sister to his best friend. Twins, Ivy and Ishmael Grubb along with their father set up camp on Galen's family's farm. The Grubbs are dirt poor make money by selling moonshine... or at least Mr. Grubb does if he doesn't consume all the liquor. Galen, not k...more
This book has the same characters as Hake's Letter Perfect, but even readers who haven't read the...more
Seberapa berhargakah sebuah penantian?
Cathy Maria Hake mencoba menjawabnya melalui novel ini.
Latar belakang negara bagian California di awal abad ke-19, diprosakan olehnya dengan jelas. Membacanya membuat anganku melayang lagi pada memori seri "Little House on The Prairie" yang kutonton di stasiun televisi pemerintah, sekitar 20 tahun silam.
Laney, figur wanita yang lembut, berpendidikan, berhati emas, dan mempunyai rasa cinta yang teramat besar kepada Tuh...more
Laney McCain has been in love with Galen O'Sullivan for half of forever although he has never shown any interest in her except as his best friend's pesky little sister.
Galen O'Sullivan can hardly believe it's taken him so long to wake up....Laney McCain has become a woman...(when did that happen?!)...& he's out t...more
I see that the slow part was just laying the ground work for the rest of the story and rea...more
Her characters are complex and deal with real world issues. They react in ways that humans would--and without being sappy-sweet Christians, Hake shows how a Christian works through real problems struggling with feelings and how Christ would have us to be. I was surprised with the issues that she tackled in this se...more
I was pleasantly surprised w...more
Our first main character, Ivy, who has no real background of family, teaching, or life information comes to know a well-respected ladylike young woman named Laney. It looks like she has had everything. They are as different as night and day. And yet, it seems they learn things from each other during a story of love, c...more
Laney McCain is in love and has been in love with Galen O'Sullivan ever since she was a little girl. But he doesn't have the same feelings for her until one day he realizes what a lovely, godly young lady she has become. There's one little problem, something happens where he can't marry the one he loves. Find...more