Kelly's Chance (Brides of Lehigh Canal #1)
Life for Kelly McGregor is a daily drudge of driving her overbearing father’s mules along Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Canal. She dreams of one day owning an art gallery where her own drawings and paintings are on display. But these dreams don’t include marriage. . .not after seeing what her father has done to her mother. How then can Mike Cooper, a general store owner, make her...more
Honestly though, I didn't really enjoy it all that much though... Sorry! but it was sorta boring...
EDIT: Re-read it. Here's the skinny on why I didn't think much of this book:
The author did the whole "told, not shown" bit. I was TOLD Kelly and Mike liked each other. I was TOLD that her dad was mean and didn't think much of her painting. I was TOLD of the 'annoyingness' of that other girl. I wasn't SHOWN anything. There was not enough description, I think. Fleshing...more
Kelly's Chance was the epitome of Christian romance: an unassuming heroine, a young man in search of a Christian wife, and their journey from casual acquaintances to something more. The feelings between the two were tender and well-described. This book...more
Quotes I enjoyed:
p. 176 where Mike was reading Hebrews 10:35-36: "Cast not away...your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye hav...more
It is a relaxing and enjoyable story and I didn't want to put the book down. Reading the story of Kelly and her will-power to leave the poor and difficult childhood she had behind and of the man who falls in love...more
I have to admit, this wasn't my favorite book ever. I'm really into this general genre, but this book did not really speak to me very much. It's almost hard to put into words exactly what I didn't enjoy about this book. I found it slow-going, hard to get into and I really didn't feel much connection with the characters or care much if they ended up together or not. I think...more
Mike Cooper owns a a general store along the canal, and he is looking for a wife. Praying that God will provide him the desire o...more
Itwas a hard life and Kelly has no hope of anything different in her future. But, Kelly is a beautiful artist and the young shop owner along the canal falls in love with Kelly. He is sure her art work is good enough to sell and offers to display her work in his shop. Kelly is attracted to Mike but h...more
ETA: I read this entire book in a couple of hours today and found it very enjoyable. The characters were very likable, and the historical background was very interesting. In a way, it had a bit of a Little House on the Prairie feeling to me, even though it is not a children's book and it does not tak...more
One of the reviews said it seemed geared toward 7th or 8th graders, which I agree with. It also seemed to have been written BY a 7th or 8th grader. Just did not care for the style or the storyline much at all. It was very predictable and redundant.