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Tidings of Joy (The Ladies of Sweetwater Lake #5)

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He came to Sweetwater to repay a debt. Chance Taylor didn't expect to have feelings for his new landlady, Tanya Bolton. He could see newly widowed Tanya had worked hard to put the pieces of her world back together, caring for her wheelchair-bound daughter and taking a job at the local bank.

Chance's arrival interrupted Tanya's routine...and brought unexpected happiness to h
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 27th 2010 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published October 1st 2006)
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In "Tidings of Joy" written by Margaret Daley, the message of second chances and forgiveness is a there predominantly. Accepting oneself is also a great message that is shown in the story.

Tanya Bolton is a woman with a lot to deal with. She has been the center of rumors and questioning looks in the past, and tries to kind of stay in the background except when it comes to those she loves, then her momma bear comes out roaring like a lion. She holds on tight to her faith, which she admits, has hel
Edward Arrington
Tidings of Joy was written over ten years ago and I came across it in the local library. I am very glad I did because the story fits perfectly in the line of books in which it was published: heartwarming, inspirational, romantic, and love inspired. I cannot imagine being in Chance Taylor’s shoes. How does a man handle the murder of his wife and daughter in his home? How does he get past the guilt he carries because he was too busy working to be at home with them? To make matters worse, how can a ...more
Mar 30, 2014 JoAnne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book although it was a little too religious for my liking. Until I read the author's note to her readers I didn't realize this was a series - and the last book in The Ladies of Sweetwater Lake.
The characters were multifaceted and their was a lot of emotion packed into the story. There was also a lot of societal issues dealt with as well - prison, bullying and illness in the form of paralysis and manic depression. Friends and family were at the forefront along with religion. There
OK, I just have to say I love this author for her treatment of mental illness. This may be the first novel I've ever read where the MC has a mental illness that she struggles with, but she's not an ex-con, addict or hooker. She didn't commit adultery, mess up her children's lives or get kicked out of town for her terrible behavior. She's a survivor. She's strong, loving, and keeps things together with the help of God, friends, and the medical profession. Like lots of people I know who have menta ...more
Tammy Hornbeck
Mar 07, 2008 Tammy Hornbeck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: Tidings of Joy by Margaret Daley

I discovered Margaret Daley at a writer’s group in Wichita Falls. I was deeply impressed with her wholesome approach to romance writing. I had become discontented with the stories I was reading in some of the “inspirational” books. They had a shallow sense to them. Margaret’s stories have a depth that had to this point been missing.

Unfortunately, the first book of Margaret’s I got my hands on was in the middle of her Ladies of Sweetwater series. “When Drea
Romancing the Book
Tidings of Joy by Margaret Daley is an inspirational romance that doesn’t bash the reader over the head with the message of God’s love. Chance came to Sweetwater to escape his past and repay a debt. There he meets Tanya and her handicapped daughter, Crystal and makes many true friends. But will his inability to get over his past allow him to find true happiness with Tanya and Crystal?

This is the right kind of inspirational romance. The reader gets a message about the Christian faith without it s
Just - The romance reader
This was a short read, but I really enjoyed it. A sweet little Christmas themed love story. The characters certainly were not without their struggles, but they overcame them in a very inspiring way.
Feb 20, 2012 Melody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Margaret is one of my favorite writers! This book is very special.
Sep 29, 2012 Melody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really loved this book! Wonderful!
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Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at
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Other Books in the Series

The Ladies of Sweetwater Lake (5 books)
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  • Light in the Storm
  • When Dreams Come True (The Ladies of Sweetwater Lake, Book 4) (Love Inspired #339)

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