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Love Finds You in Branson, Missouri (Love Finds You)

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Love Finds You

Ellie Heinrichs dreams of becoming a famous Broadway actress. Instead, Ellie is cast as a rural heroine in Branson's outdoor drama, The Shepherd of the Hills. In a grudging attempt to get in touch with her character, Ellie translates her great-grandmother's diary and is soon swept up in a tale of love and loss, wisdom and faith. As Ellie grows close to Will H
Published May 2013 by Harlequin (first published 2011)
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I really enjoyed this Love Find You for several reasons. First, the faith thread that was woven throughout was well written without being "in your face," and the characters showed that God will redeem us no matter what mistakes we have made. Second, the use of Ellie's great-great grandmother's diary threaded in the storyline was well choreographed. Third, the minor storyline with Ellie's best friend Audrey added a surprise punch. Finally, the double theme of God's grace and family love and bonds ...more
Billie Flaming
I've read things unpublished better than this.

The writing style is weak, and the details are too abundant and take away from the story and characters. The characters don't feel real.

The writer tells the reader what is going on. The writer tells, doesn't show.
A great romance built around the theater in Branson Missouri. It has been a while since I read this book. I've been lax in getting my reviews done because my computer was down. I do remember I really enjoyed this book and due to the main character, Ellie, transcribing from German her Grandmothers diary, there is a love story within a story. I did finish this book quite quickly which usually means it was an easy and enjoyable read. I feel really badly that I can't do a proper review but it has be ...more
OK, romance is NOT my favorite genre, but this was a cute story. With several good messages weaved into the story.

There were some logistical things that bugged me about the story like what was Will's last name? At the beginning of the story it was "Howard" but at least once it seemed to get flipped with the William in Great-Great Grandmother's diary. I also found it interesting that that Ellie often referred to her mother by her first name, same with references to Audrey's father.

Regardless, th
So, with romances you're 98% guaranteed to get a happy ending. What makes a romance special is in the getting toward that ending. Faulkenberry's book is one of those specials. There are not just one but three romances in this novel - one in the past and two in the present - and each has to do with following your heart in regard to what you want to do with your life. Sometimes, you find that once you get what you want it's not so great after all. Sometimes, you find yourself following the expecta ...more
I actually started reading this as a joke because I needed a book for a train ride and met my own husband in Branson. And I am we'll acquainted with all the stuff the author described. I ended up liking it better than I thought simply because I liked the characters. Some plot lines and situations were a little contrived, and there were some errors about Branson in general, but I only knew them because I lived there. Cute, fun read. Not super deep, and the ending was a little rushed. I'd recommen ...more
Teresa Snyder

A sweet romance that actually was a romance. This book actually has a kiss within the first few chapters. There was a somewhat unexpected twist about midways through the book (hum, didn't see that coming), followed by a second romance, some sadness, and a very sweet ending. Only thing that would have made it better would have been an epilogue.
I liked the book, but it had more worldliness in it than I like in a specifically Christian book. I really liked the story line over all, the connections were interesting, and I love Branson. :)
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Laurie Timberlake
Loved it! I live near Branson so it was a fun book to read!
A feel good book! Quick and easy read
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Gwen Ford Faulkenberry lives and writes in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She and her husband, Stone, have three young children: Grace, Harper, and Adelaide. Gwen is the author of God’s Heart for You, a gift book published by Penman Paper, and she has written hundreds of products for DaySpring® Cards, as well as several novels in the popular Love Finds You™ romance line. A professor of English a ...more
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