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Watchers on the Hill (Pine Ridge Portraits #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  243 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Pine Ridge Portraits book 2, the sequel to the bestselling Secrets on the Wind. Readers will be charmed and inspired by the story of Charlotte Valentine, who, in her earlier years, was a 1/4irtatious young beauty in search of an army of cer to marry. But the passage of years has made Charlotte a different woman, one in desperate need of a safe haven. Her return to Fort ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2004)
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Breeana
Jun 18, 2011 Breeana rated it did not like it
Okay, I definitely need a break from Christian novels after this one, for GOODNESS sake.

I feel like there was not enough dialogue and like I was often reading journal-entry-type stories. I didn't really feel like I could truly relate to these characters and feel/experience what they were feeling and experiencing.

EXCEPT for the part when Laina lost her baby and she and her husband struggled. My heart went out to Laina when he neglected her completely because he was so caught up in his own hurt an
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Nicole
Jul 31, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
I would give any of Stephanie Grace Whitson's books at least 4 stars just because I appreciate her clean and moving style of writing. I enjoyed Watchers on the Hill as much as I did the first book in the series ( Secrets on the Wind ) and I'm really looking forward to the third book ( Footprints on the Horizon )

In Watchers on the Hill, I enjoyed getting reacquainted with old "friends" and meeting new characters. As with all of Stephanie's books, I had my own idea about how the story would run, a
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Aug 05, 2016 Jeanie rated it really liked it
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Dianne Sidebottom
Sep 10, 2014 Dianne Sidebottom rated it it was amazing
an interesting story with complex dramas. Letters that were never delivered or received. Men who want sons n yet some destroy their sons. Horses being something to respect n love or feared. Chairs in ones life can have a story of there own, the school room, the front porch, office, kitchen etc. Babies that are lost and grieved over. Questioning God "why" and to get past the disappointment. Wanting to quit because you can't go on because you see yourself as weak n having no strength to endure ...more
Christin
Jul 15, 2013 Christin rated it liked it
This is my least favorite of the three in this series. I really didn't like the first person CJ to start and I was bummed that so much time had passed between the 2nd and 3rd book. I also thought the main heroine and her love interest sure fell in love without talking a whole lot... which is a little odd. Otherwise, I loved the redemptive storyline and thought it was a really neat perspective for WWII in America. A little on the slow side, but I think that's just how Ms. Whitson writes. LOTS of ...more
Debbie
Apr 18, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing
If you took my advice and was thinking about reading " Secrets On the Wind" by Stephanie Grace Whitson you have to read " Watchers on the Hill" also.It is just as great as "Secrets". It really is a continuation of " "Secrets" ten years later. Another 5 star book and also great truths are explored in it's pages!
Christy
May 24, 2015 Christy rated it really liked it
Pine Ridge Portraits book 2, the sequel to the bestselling Secrets on the Wind. Readers will be charmed and inspired by the story of Charlotte Valentine, who, in her earlier years, was a 1/4irtatious young beauty in search of an army of cer to marry. But the passage of years has made Charlotte a different woman, one in desperate need of a safe haven. Her return to Fort Rob
Melissa
Jul 12, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
Not quite as good as the first book, perhaps, or as good as the Dakota Moon series, but I liked it. I like how her books, though involving romance, aren't extremely mushy (kissing, etc.) or self-oriented. There's some meat in them, some depth to the characters, some growth. Not as much as some, perhaps, but overall pretty good.
Joyce
Sep 03, 2014 Joyce rated it liked it
Public library copy.
Second in series. It's a good book. I didn't like the first half. Felt like a children's book, but it all came together. It's very good. Love the way she uses the characters to teach how Biblical faith works in practical everyday life. Squeaky clean.
Joan
Oct 25, 2014 Joan rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful. Set in the late 19th century, it is a story of family, life on the range, life in the military, love, agony, loss, confusion, resolution - ALL of life. Each chapter is preceded by a verse from the Bible. I now want to read all of her books!
joyce lynn
Feb 02, 2009 joyce lynn rated it it was amazing
good sequel to the previous book. even more "drama" i believe, so more interesting story lines

again, great imagery and characters, also. definitely made the Wild West come alive for me, w/OUT being unrealistic
betty curtis
Feb 06, 2016 betty curtis rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Started to read 4 pages out and it's blank who knows where it pick up at

Would not recommend this book to anyone that has a kindle love the first one very disappointing not to be able to read this o w
Cindy
Feb 23, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
Another easy read. The life stories of the characters remind me to be grateful for the things I have and my life as it is. There are always struggles in life; what matters is how we deal with them.
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A native of southern Illinois, Stephanie Grace Whitson has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She began what she calls "playing with imaginary friends" (writing fiction) when, as a result of teaching her four homeschooled children Nebraska history, she was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, ...more
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Pine Ridge Portraits (3 books)
  • Secrets on the Wind (Pine Ridge Portraits #1)
  • Footprints on the Horizon (Pine Ridge Portraits #3)

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