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Heartland Wedding (After the Storm: The Founding Years #2)

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Rebecca Gunderson's fresh start in High Plains, Kansas, is destroyed when a deadly tornado wrecks the immigrant's new home--and her reputation. Everyone knows Rebecca rode out the storm with the town's blacksmith, and no one believes her time with Pete Benjamin was totally innocent. To protect her, Pete offers Rebecca his hand in marriage...but the grieving widower can't g...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published 2010)
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This is the 2nd book in the After the Storm series. I had a hard time putting this book down! It kept getting better and better the further I read into it, and it kept my interest until the very last page. I liked the character development and the plight of the characters.
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This is a Love Inspired Christian romance set in the 1800s Kansas. It was a decent read, but I had a few problems with it.

Pete was very much a beta hero, which is not my thing. He was also very back and forth with his feelings and could have done a much better job in dealing with his wife Rebecca. Hot and Cold are just cruel to a woman, but especially a woman who has been done wrong by society, and even more so to a woman who is truly good inside. I also thought his coming to his senses was a l...more
Totally in love with this series! I think this one is my favorite so far. I just love the fact that redemption is seen throughout the whole story...actually the whole series. The characters are so loveable! Forgiveness is an issue we all struggle with and have to come to terms. The hardest forgiveness comes in forgiving ourselves and I think Renee portrays that beautifully in this story. Rebecca's patient loving finally does get through Pete in the end. Despite the fact that their marriage wasn'...more
I highly recommend this novella. Heartland Wedding is about a young lady who moves to High Plains to be with her brother. A tornado comes through the town and forces her to share a storm cellar with the town's blacksmith. A month later, the town has gossips going everywhere about that afternoon. The gossips becomes so intense that the blacksmith marries the lady to stop the gossips. But after they are married, Pete reveals that they can only have a marriage in name. Rebecca wants a real marriage...more
Rumors force a man to propose to a woman. He's a widower with lots of baggage. She's an immigrant with lots of . . . okay, only two bags, but emotionally, she's a bit of mess. She wants to marry someone to love her, to include her in his life in a way she has been left out of in her other relationships. Nothing like looking to a man to fulfill all your emotional needs.

Not a bad story, I guess, though the rumor mill and the trouble-making boys seem like straw men. "Oh, there's a problem," but it...more
This book was cute but not amazing. It was very different from the norm of the romance books I read and I liked it better then the "After the Storm" books of "today". I had a few problems with a few of the scenarios in the book but if given the chance I may actually reread it.
It made me grateful that we live in a day and age where you can spend time alone with a guy and not have people speculate that you were doing anything wrong. Even if they do it would not create the kind of chaos like what...more
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This was a very satisfying, enjoyable book to read; it held my interest from start to finish. The characters were well developed, and the historical details and background seemed authentic. The touches of Norwegian culture were a nice addition. I didn't want this saga to end, and plan to read the other two books in the series.
Robin Sweitzer
Second in the series

Very good second book in the series! Strong characters, well written plot, read in one day. I rooted for the characters to find each other and love each other through the entire book!
This was a fun, pure fluff read. There were a lot of loose ends that didn't get tied up because it's part of a mini-series but I enjoyed it.
Jul 03, 2012 kah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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It was a quite story with a happy ending, with enlugh sappiness to do a Hallmark movie proud.

Cute, clean, sappy
Xondra Day
Lovely sweet romance! There's a great connection between the heroine and hero!
This is one of my favorite books from the Love Inspired series.
Maureen Timerman
A sweet book! What gossip brings about ends in Love!
Lackluster writing--too much tedious introspection.
Shelley Chastagner
Sweet christian story. Likable characters.
Loved this series
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